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Joseph Leckie Academy

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Safeguarding and e-Safety

Reporting Harmful Content Online

We recognise that harmful content online can potentially become a more serious concern and can have a significant impact on the welfare of our students. Report Harmful Content is a national reporting centre that has been designed to assist everyone in reporting harmful content online.

They can review reports made about the following eight types of online harm:

  1. Online Abuse
  2. Bullying or Harassment
  3. Threats
  4.  Impersonation
  5. Unwanted Sexual Advances (Not Image Based)
  6. Violent Content
  7. Self-Harm or Suicide Content
  8. Pornographic Content

If you feel that you have been affected by any of these categories online, please click on the button below to report it. 

REMEMBER: If you or the person you are helping is in immediate danger please contact the Police by dialling 999

Safeguarding at the Academy

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes possible.

Safeguarding Is Everyone’s Responsibility

“Don’t wait until you’re certain if you are worried about a child. If you have any concerns or suspicions, contact our free helpline service to speak to an NSPCC counsellor 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.” — NSPCC

Are you concerned about the safety of a child or your safety?

We would like to remind you about services available to you over the summer holidays we are continually developing resources to ensure you always have someone to talk to. However, if a child is in immediate danger, please contact:

  • Police — 999 (emergency) or 101 (non-emergency)
  • NSPCC — 08088 005 000
  • ChildLine - 0800 11 11
  • Samaritans — 11612
  • Walsall MASH/ Initial Response Service – 0300 555 2866

To ensure our students and staff are kept safe we have a number of policies and procedures in place, which are understood and followed by all staff, governors and volunteers. All of our safeguarding-related policies are available on our policies page.

This page also contains content and links to other sites to try and support our parents, students and the local community, to both educate and support them.

Designated Safeguarding Personnel:

Mr J Ludlow - CEO

Marie DeRome - Designated Safeguarding Lead  / SPOC

Lisa McCullough - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms R Cook - Associate Principal - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr A Banbery – Vice Principal – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr J Greaves - Vice Principal - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss N Ravat – Assistant Principal – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs L Price – Assistant Principal – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs N Kaur - Assistant Principal - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

All staff at the Academy receive annual comprehensive child protection and safeguarding training, in addition to regular updates throughout the academic year.

What to do if you're worried about a child/young person please act

If the child or young person is not at risk of being significantly harmed consider an Early help response on 0300 555 2866 (Option 1) if you are unsure please view our right help, right time guidance. More information about Early Help can be found at 

If you suspect that a child or young person is being, or is at risk of being significantly harmed as a result of abuse or neglect, you must report this immediately:

  • During office hours (Monday – Thursday, 8.45am – 5.15pm Friday, 8.45am – 4.45pm) call Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub: 0300 555 2866 
  • Out of office hours (evenings, weekends and bank holidays) Emergency Response Team Telephone: 0300 555 2922

If you believe a child is in immediate danger call the police on 999

Additional support available

NSPCC -If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, you can speak to us about your concerns. Whether you want to report child abuse and neglect or aren't sure what to do, we're here to listen, offer advice and support and can take the next steps if a child's in danger.

Our telephone lines are open Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm and 9am – 6pm at the weekend. You can contact us online 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call 0808 800 5000

Report online

Email  Call 0800 1111 call 116 123 - Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people

Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm

Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm

Joseph Leckie Academy The Sharp System - SHARP is a web based tool which is allows our students to anonymously report to a member of staff who is trusted and well known within the school. The SHARP System promotes inclusion, safeguarding, e-safety and provides additional opportunities for students to report their concerns.

If you are concerned about the welfare of one of our students and would like to speak to our Safeguarding team directly, please visit our Key Staff Contacts page.