Safeguarding

Coronavirus Closure

Following government guidelines, Sir Jonathan North is now closed. Beauchamp College in Oadby will be open to children of key workers at Sir Jonathan North, Judgemeadow  and Brocks Hill Primary School who have registered for a place.

At Sir Jonathan North College we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and to ensuring that all users of the College are happy and safe whilst with us.

We recognise that all staff and governors have a full and active part to play in protecting our students from harm, and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern.

The Governing Body takes seriously its responsibility under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our college to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm.

All staff believe that our college should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.

Safeguarding is defined as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment;
  • Preventing impairment of children's health or development;
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.

Sir Jonathan North College fulfills local and national responsibilities and accepted best practice as laid out by the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board.

The Leicester Safeguarding Children Board can be accessed via City LSCB

 

Designated Safeguarding Leads

To contact any of the Designated Safeguarding Leads please call the College on 0116 270 8116

Name DSL
Rose Angus Principal
Jacky Mason Manager (Lead DSL)
Selina Jones Assistant Principal (Deputy Lead DSL)
Jo Allen Deputy SSM (Deputy Lead DSL)
Philip Cooling Vice Principal
Claire Greaves Assistant Principal
Daniela Pinger SENCo
Rebecca Carrington Progress Leader
Kalisha Wiltshire Progress Leader

 

  • CHILDLINE 0800 1111 - A free and confidential helpline for children and young people in the UK. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
  • NSPCC 0808 500 5000 - Advice, guidance, help and support or to take action on your behalf if you have concerns about a child who is either being abused or at risk of abuse. 
  • SAMARITANS 116123 - 24 hour phone line or find further information on their website: https://www.samaritans.org/
  • TALK TO FRANK 0300 123 660 - Confidential drugs information and advise 24 hours a day. find further information on their website: https://www.talktofrank.com/ 
  • MIND 0300 123 3393 - Confidential help on a range of mental health issues. find further information on their website: https://www.mind.org.uk/
  • HEALTH FOR TEENS - https://www.healthforteens.co.uk/ A different way for young people aged 11-16 to learn about their health. 
  • EDUCATE AGAINST HATE - https://educateagainsthate.com/ A useful Website that gives practical advice and information on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation. 
  • BARNADOS - https://www.barnardos.org.uk/ Useful information for Parents, Carers and young people. 
  • FAMILY LIVES (BULLYING UK) - https://www.bullying.co.uk/ Useful information regarding bullying including cyberbullying.

What to do if you have a safeguarding concern within College hours   

At Sir Jonathan North College there are a team of trained Designated Safeguarding Leaders (DSLs).

All of the above Safeguarding Leads can be contacted by dialling 0116 270 8116, or alternatively by emailing: SJN-ALL-DSLS@sirjonathannorth.org.uk

If the child resides in the county please contact Leicestershire Safeguarding Children’s Board on 0116 305 0005.  This line is open 24/7. 

 

What to do if you have a safeguarding concern out of College hours 

If you are concerned about the safety and welfare of a child in Leicester, you can contact the LCC by calling 0116 454 1004 (24 hour service) or the police on 0116 222 2222 or 101 or 999.

for more information please follow the link provided:

https://www.leicester.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/support-for-children-and-young-people/childrens-social-care/

If a child is living with, and being cared for by someone who is not a relative, the arrangement is called private fostering. 

if you would like more information about this please see the leaflet below or follow the link provided: 

http://www.lcitylscb.org/information-for-parents-and-carers/private-fostering/ 

 

 

All Leicester City and Leicestershire County schools are part of Operation Encompass which is a safeguarding initiative aimed at improving outcomes for children and families affected by domestic violence and abuse.

Operation Encompass is a protocol whereby schools are formally notified of any reported incident of domestic violence at an address at which children are present or normally resident. It is run in partnership with Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and with Leicestershire Police.

All public agencies currently share information where there are safeguarding concerns or risk of harm to children and the Police now share information about all incidents of domestic abuse through Operation Encompass.

To further support the welfare of children, when any domestic abuse incident has been reported to the Police during the school term and one of our pupils was in the household, the information is shared with the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This system has been introduced because domestic abuse in a household can have a huge impact on children, even if they do not see what is happening.

This information will be used to ensure the school is able to provide appropriate support to pupils. The information will remain confidential and will only be shared on a strictly need-to-know basis. For example, with the class teacher. It will not be shared with children.

If you would like to speak to someone in confidence about domestic abuse, call the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0800 802 0028.

Sir Jonathan North College is committed to the safeguarding of all visitors, staff and students.

Safety Information:

Designated Safeguarding Leads: Rose Angus, Principal, Lead DSL and Jacky Mason Deputy Lead DSL                         

Health and Safety Manager: Keith Horsted

Duty Fire Officer: Keith Horsted

Safeguarding Concerns

About a child:

Report to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (see above)

About a member of staff:

Report to the Principal Rose Angus

About the Principal:

Report to the Chair of Governors Rev J McGinley (via the clerk Paul Morley)

Fire

When you hear the fire alarms, please leave the building by the nearest exit.

The visitor’s assembly point is at the back of the College near the Sports Hall.

First Aid

Contact main reception to call a First Aider if required.

General

If you notice a safety issue whilst on site, please notify Main Reception or a Premises Officer.

Follow specialist safety guidance in the area that you are visiting (e.g. COSHH).

All contractors should sign in at reception on both the digital system and in the contractors signing in book.

The College is not responsible for loss or damage to visitor’s personal property or vehicles.

This is a no smoking site.

All visitors must sign in and out at reception and show any authorised ID to the receptionist. Visitors must wear the photo ID badge given to them at all times and familiarise themselves with the contents of this leaflet regarding Safeguarding.

When appointments are made, we will always try our best to ensure that we are on time. If visitors are late for their appointment times, then we may have to cancel that appointment.

We will always be polite and respectful in meetings with visitors. It is important that our students do not hear bad language or rudeness from adults. If adults who are visiting the College cannot conduct themselves appropriately in meetings, then the meeting will be stopped and visitors will be asked to leave.

We have high standards of dress for our students and, for example, do not allow them to wear coats or scarves during lesson time. We would like visitors to adhere to reasonable standards of dress when in College too.

Everything we do at Sir Jonathan North is intended to ensure we work together in the best interest of the College and its students.

Our policies and procedures are available on our website or on request via the main office.

 

Useful Contacts

101 The police non emergency number  

101 is to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response for example if property has been damaged or you suspect illegal activity

ChildLine 

Call free on 08001111 or get in touch online via the website.

Female Genial Mutilation 

If you are concerned or worried about yourself or your friends you can ring this number: 0116 454 1004.

Alternatively the NSPCC run a FGM helpline. It is free, anonymous and available 24/7: 0800 0283550 or email fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk

Forced marriage 

If you have concerns that you or someone you know may be forced into a marriage against your wishes or before you are legally old enough please contact 02070080151.

Channel

Channel is a voluntary multi-agency programme to support individuals who may be vulnerable to being drawn in to extremist behaviour.  It is part of the Prevent strategy. Please call Channel on 0116 2486727 and Prevent on 0116 2733459.

Useful Websites

Bullying

Child Sexual Exploitation

Counter Terrorism

NSPCC

Health

Listening services

Useful Documents