Useful Information

London Academy is proactive about providing and seeking the expertise and support it needs to deliver the best possible experience for our students. A full and comprehensive list is available on request; examples are outlined below:


London Academy utilises CPOMS (Child Protection Online Monitoring System) to monitor child protection and a range of other welfare issues.  This software application allows us to ensure that safeguarding at London Academy is managed effectively.

Child Protection Lead
The Child Protection Lead at London Academy is a trained social worker with significant experience of dealing with child protection issues.  This role is non-teaching and therefore allows the best possible coverage for students.

Student Wellbeing
This is supported through various mechanisms which are both preventative and supportive:

  • Place 2 Be - one to one student counselling for Years 7-13
  • Place 2 Talk - drop in service available to all students during lunchtime
  • CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) – secondary project – one to one student intervention
  • CAMHS – HEWS (Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service) – one to one intervention and workshops relating to anxiety, stress, self-harm and suicide
  • Peer to Peer mentoring


Parent Info

BBC Webwise

Place2be

Kooth

E-Safety magazine

Child Protection Advice

Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse is the ongoing emotional maltreatment of a child. It’s sometimes called psychological abuse and can seriously damage a child’s emotional health and development.

If you want advice you can contact:

London Academy Safeguarding team

 

help@nspcc.org.uk

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/abuse-safety/emotional-abuse


Emotional abuse video (certificate 15)

 

Neglect

Every child has the right to be looked after properly, this includes, shelter, food, clean clothing, warmth, love and care.  For more information  regarding this you can contact:

London Academy Safeguarding team

 

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/abuse-safety/neglect

 

Neglect video

 

Physical Abuse

If someone deliberately hurts or injures another person, it is physical abuse. 

5 things to remember:

  • no matter what the reason, physical abuse is always wrong
  • being abused is not your fault
  • it might feel like telling someone could make it worse, but getting help can keep you safe
  • physical abuse can make you feel powerless. Being hurt is never your fault and our counsellors are always here to help
  • if you’re in immediate danger, you can call the police on 999 and they will come to help you.

 

For further advice contact:

London Academy Safeguarding team

 

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/abuse-safety/physical-abuse

 

Physical Abuse video

 

 Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is when someone is forced, pressurised or tricked into taking part in any kind of sexual activity with another person.

For more information contact:

London Academy Safeguarding team

 

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/abuse-safety/sexual-abuse

 

Sexual Abuse video

 

Child Sexual Exploitation

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse Children in exploitative situations and relationships receive something such as gifts, money or affection as a result of performing sexual activities or others performing sexual activities on them.

 

Help and advice is available at:

London Academy Safeguarding team

 

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/child-sexual-exploitation


Child Sexual Exploitation video (certificate 15)

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a procedure where the female genitals are deliberately cut, injured or changed, but where there's no medical reason for this to be done.

It's also known as "female circumcision" or "cutting", and by other terms such as sunna, gudniin, halalays, tahur, megrez and khitan, among others.

FGM is usually carried out on young girls between infancy and the age of 15, most commonly before puberty starts. It is illegal in the UK and is child abuse.

It's very painful and can seriously harm the health of women and girls. It can also cause long-term problems with sex, childbirth and mental health.

 

Help and support is available if you've had FGM or you're worried that someone may be at risk:

 

London Academy Safeguarding team

fgmhelp@nspcc.org.uk

 

FGM video

Forced Marriage

People have the right to choose who to marry, when to marry or if to marry at all.

Forced marriage is when someone face physical pressure to marry (for example, threats, physical violence or sexual violence) or emotional and psychological pressure (eg if a person is made to feel like they’re bringing shame on their family).

Help and support is available at:

London Academy Safeguarding team

fmu@fco.gov.uk

 

Forced Marriage video

Honour based violence

Honour based violence is a violent crime or incident which may have been committed to protect or defend the honour of the family or community.

For further advice contact:

London Academy Safeguarding team

 

https://safe.met.police.uk/crimes_of_honour/get_the_facts.html

 

Honour based violence video

Online Safety

When online it is important to stay safe.  3 tips to help with this:

  1. Be careful what you share (if you wouldn’t want a teacher to see it, don’t post it)
  2. Don’t meet people I real life that you don’t know
  3. Use a complex password

For more infomation about online safety you can contact:

London Academy Safeguarding team

 

www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

 

Online Safety video

Online Safety (Advice for parents)

Looking for a way to start that all-important conversation about social media, gaming and other online activities with your son or daughter?

Check out the latest issue of Digital Parenting magazine now. Here

Back issues can be found: Here

Radicalisation

This is a process by which an individual, or group comes to adopt increasingly extreme political, social, or religious ideals and aspirations that reject or undermine the status quo or undermine contemporary ideas and expressions of the nation.

For further advice you can contact:

London Academy Safeguarding team

 

 

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/anxiety-stress-panic/worries-about-the-world

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/dedicated-helplines/protecting-children-from-radicalisation/

 

Radicalisation video

Self Harm

Self-harm means hurting yourself or damaging your health on purpose.  There are lots of ways to cope with feeling the need to self-harm.

For more information about self-harm you can contact:

London Academy Safeguarding team

 

https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/self-harm

 

Self Harm video