Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility at Unity Primary Academy
We want to enable all pupils to feel safe and cared for whilst at school, and to ensure that they have a safe place and safe people to whom they can turn to. All adults involved at Unity Primary Academy are fully equipped to fulfill their responsibilities in effectively promoting the safeguarding and welfare of all of our pupils.
Children are subject to possible risk at home, school, in their local community and environment, and we recognise that in order to effectively safeguard our pupils and promote their welfare, we need to understand any specific issues arising in the local area that can affect the risk posed to them. Therefore, children will have access to a broad and varied curriculum where they can learn , and ask questions about things that are worrying them.
We welcome local and national charities such as The NSPCC, Essex Fire and Rescue and The 2 Johns to strengthen children's understanding and resilience.
Speak out Stay safe
1 in 5 children in the UK have suffered abuse, robbing them of their childhood. That’s why we welcome the NSPCC every 2 years,to give all children the knowledge they need to stay safe from harm and to speak out if they’re worried. The NSPCC have made a special virtual assembly with Ant and Dec and David Walliams in partnership with the Department for Education.
At Unity Primary Academy we are committed to being an inclusive school, providing the best possible standard of education for every child. Our PSHE curriculum helps pupils to celebrate similarities and differences in others no matter what their background.
Hate crime is when somebody offends, makes fun of, bullies, puts down or makes someone feel uncomfortable because of:
- Where they come from
- Their skin colour, religion or culture
- A disability/ illness
- If they are a girl or boy (gender)
- Who they choose to like/be friends with
- What someone looks like
Any sort of hate crime is not tolerated. We promote a non-judgemental environment where everyone can be respected and treated equally and where everyone is kind, caring and feels safe. We have robust policies in place to tackle hate crime and bullying and we understand these issues need to remain a high priority to protect and educate our children
Designated Safeguarding Lead
If you have any worries about your child, or someone else's child it is important you speak out. We all have a responsibility to keep children safe from harm. We have a designated safeguarding lead on site at all times. We are able to speak with you and give you help / support and signpost you to other agencies if needed to. If a child is at immediate risk of harm please call Essex Police on 999 or 101. Essex Social care are also able to talk to you anonymously. Call 0345 603 7627 and ask for the CHILDREN & FAMILIES HUB PRIORITY LINE Emergency Duty Service (Immediate Out of Hours Response) No: 0345 606 1212 (Mon - Thurs 5.00pm – 8.45am, Fri 4.30pm – Mon 8.45am Inc. Bank holidays)