SAFEGUARDING

At Walker Riverside Academy we continually strive to safeguard our students from being drawn into terrorism or any type of exploitation, being subjected to any type of exploitation or bullying. We, therefore, work closely with our local police and safeguarding organisations.

We are also increasingly aware of the mental health challenges faced by some of our students, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.


Please see below for useful information about our approach to safeguarding our students, useful links and reporting forms for our community to complete if they have any concerns.

SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION

  • Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Peter Robson (Assistant Headteacher)

SAFEGUARDING POLICY

As part of the Tyne Coast Academy Trust, here at Walker Riverside Academy we adhere to both trust wide policy and our own internal safeguarding policy. We also adhere to Department for Education/ .Gov policy.

All of our policies are available to view on our POLICIES page, but for your convenience, we have linked to our specific safeguarding policies below.

SAFEGUARDING INITIATIVES

Select each title for more details of each specific safeguarding initiative:

Radicalisation - Details on the Prevent Duty and how to raise concern if you believe a child is developing extremist views

County Lines - Northumbria Police - Guidance if you are concerned a child is being used to transport drugs across the UK

Operation Encompass - Guidance on the support for children and domestic abuse

CEOP Support - (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) Further guidance for parents and students


ONLINE SAFETY

  • Our Child Exploitation and Online Protection ambassador is Mr Craig Appleby.

Online safety is of paramount importance; especially as our students have been required to spend time learning online.

Within the Academy, we have robust safeguarding guidance to ensure students remain safe whilst online.


Visit our CEOP page for more information and parental support.

    • Our Online Safety policy can be viewed within the policy section above.

REPORTING CONCERNS

Below you can complete the appropriate online form to raise any concerns you may have relating to our students or staff.

Alternatively, you can contact the Academy directly on the details four on our CONTACT US page.

The information you share will be held in the strictest of confidence and will only be accessed by key safeguarding personnel.

CYPS (Children and Young People's Service) can be contacted on 0191 2466913 should any family need emergency/crisis help/advice for a child when the Academy is closed.

SAFEGUARDING CONCERNS

Please raise any safeguarding concerns you have about our Academy by contacting our Safeguarding lead, Mr Peter Robson, directly at the Academy.

You can report these concerns through:

  • Completing our Safeguarding Concerns form found HERE.

  • Contacting the Academy Reception on 0191 295 8660

Report any safeguarding concerns you may have.

ONLINE BULLYING CONCERNS

Please raise any online bullying concerns you have by contacting the Academy through:

  • Completing our Online Bullying form found HERE.

  • Contacting the Academy Reception on 0191 295 8660

Report any online bullying you may have.

BULLYING CONCERNS

Please raise any bullying concerns you have by contacting the Academy through:

  • Completing the appropriate School's Bullying form, found HERE.

  • Contacting the Academy Reception on 0191 295 8660

Report any incidents of bullying by selecting your child's school logo

MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS

Please raise any Mental Health concerns you may have about yourself (if you are a student) or regarding one of our pupils by contacting the Academy through:

  • Completing our Mental Health Concerns form found HERE.

  • Contacting the Academy Reception on 0191 295 8660

For support regarding mental health