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Safeguarding

We have a strong culture of safeguarding where it is in our DNA, where we ALWAYS, without hesitation, act in the best interests of the children and students in our care. This is underpinned by high quality practice and policy.


Safeguarding Poster 2021 22 Revised


Please click on the expandable sections below for useful guidance for children, parents and carers.

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) is updated on an annual basis and informs staff training and safeguarding practice within the Academy.  The updated KCSiE 2022 can be viewed using the link below.

Keeping children safe in education 2022

Local Support

Emergencies/Concerns - If you are concerned that a child or young person is being harmed through abuse or neglect, the Slough Children First Referral and Assessment Service is where to start. If the child or young person requires immediate protection please call 01753 875362. 

For emergencies outside of Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, call the Emergency Duty Team on 01344 351999 email: EDT@bracknell-forest.gov.uk or dial 999.

All details and information about the Slough Safeguarding Partnership can be accessed via the link below.

Slough Safeguarding Partnership

Mental Health

Suicide rates among young people aged 15-19 in England rose by 35 per cent from 2020 to 2021, according to data from the Office for National Statistics analysed by charity YoungMinds.  At The Langley Academy we have a mental health team to support students who may be suffering from poor mental health.  The Academy also has a counsellor, Place2Be support and two Family Liaison Officers who also support students and families.  A link to useful services can be found below:

Kooth – on-line mental wellbeing community

Papyrus - prevention of young suicide

YoungMinds - Support for young people - 0207 089 5050

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger - Text YM to 85258 for free 24/7 crisis support

National Support

On-line Safety and Social Media

Following the initial and ongoing response by education settings as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been increased wide-scale use of technology as a tool to facilitate children and young people's learning, socialising and play. KCSIE 2022 continues to strengthen the important message of online safety being recognised by all schools and colleges as a key safeguarding consideration and provides information and guidance to ensure DSLs and school/colleges leaders can take steps to protect their communities online.

We recommend that you regularly monitor your child's on-line activities.To support with this please use the links below:

Rail Safety

Network Rail in partnership with Learn Live are working to help raise awareness by educating your students about the dangers of the train tracks through interactive digital delivery.

You can access the videos as follows; entering the email railsafety@learnliveuk.com into the "I am registered field" when you first watch the videos.

Secondary school version: Age 11-16

College & University version: Age 16 plus

Student Friendly Safeguarding Policy

Policies can be very complexed for young people to understand. In order to help the students at The Langley Academy stay safe and make decisions that keep themselves and others safe we have created a student friendly safeguarding policy. Please take time to read this with your child at home.

Student Friendly Safeguarding Policy

Water Safety

Living close to The River Thames increases the need for our students and families to be aware of the risks a river can present.  This is particularly prevalent in the summer months to avoid injury and fatalities.  The below video produced by the Thames Valley Learning Partnership will support with gaining a greater understanding of water safety.

Video - Water Safety

Whisper

We understand that some students may face barriers to disclosing information to staff.  Whilst we would prefer that students speak to any member of staff in the school they feel comfortable with, we also provide an on-line anonymous reporting tool WHISPER.

Students are able to access this via the school website or through the text details as shown in the poster below.  Students can include their name or remain anonymous and the report will be read by a member of the safeguarding team.

WHISPER is also available for all parents to use if you would prefer to remain anonymous.

What is Whisper?

Whisper Home Page

What is anonymous reporting?

Frequently asked questions