Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. We pride ourselves on ensuring that all students are able to learn in an environment which is both safe & supportive, whilst recognising the individual needs of all our students.
In order to support the safeguarding work undertaken here at the Academy, we have a dedicated safeguarding team who are available should you or your child have concerns about any safeguarding issues.
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss Z Porschke - [email protected]
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Ms M Sothern & Mrs P Stitch
You can contact the safeguarding team using our dedicated email address: [email protected]
If you have a concern that you would prefer to report to the Academy’s safeguarding team anonymously please click to access the SHARP System anonymous reporting tool.
There are many reasons why young people decide not to talk about incidents, whether that is due to not wanting to talk face to face, lack of confidence, peer pressure or being scared in case someone sees them talking to someone in school, to name just a few.
As a result, we have adopted the SHARP system (Student Help Advice Reporting Page System) which allows young people to report any incidents which occur within the school and local community anonymously and without fear. Aside from the reporting tool SHARP delivers educational content to raise awareness on a wide range of subjects including: Bullying, Health, Community issues, Weapons and Hate Crime.
The SHARP system promotes inclusion, safeguarding, e-safety and provides additional opportunities for students to report their concerns.
Please Click on the link below to access our SHARP system page:
Halton Local Safeguarding Procedures & Support
Halton Children’s Safeguarding Partnership is a partnership of all the different organisations working to protect children and young people across the county. This website brings together information for children, young people and their families and the professionals who work with them. Safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s responsibility. On their website you will find information regarding Halton’s safeguarding procedures and what to do if you are concerned about a child.
Telephone: 0151 907 8305
Emergency Out of Hours: 0345 050 0148
Operation Encompass directly connects the police with schools to secure better outcomes for children who are subject or witness to police-attended incidents of domestic abuse. Rapid provision of support within the school environment means children are better safeguarded against the short-, medium- and long-term effects of domestic abuse.
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)
If you have concerns regarding someone who works with a child including foster carers and volunteers these should be reported to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) (0151 511 7925). This applied to all paid, unpaid, volunteers, casual, agency employees or anyone working in a self-employed capacity.
Local Support Links
Halton Local Offer has many signposts for services, holiday activities etc.
Halton School Nurse Team offer in school appointments and support for students. Please contact the Safeguarding team to refer your child.
These links, in particular, will support parents in understanding safeguarding in various environments:
Please click here to access the Academy’s policy page
“Weaknesses in safeguarding have been tackled well. Safeguarding is effective. You and other leaders have established an effective culture of safeguarding. Staff, pupils and students say that safeguarding is at the forefront of everybody’s minds. You ensure that the systems for checking that all adults are safe to work with pupils and students are firmly in place.”