At the Bolton Impact Trust, we are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

We are fully committed to prioritising the safeguarding of all of our students and strive to ensure they remain safe and free from harm. We ensure consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support students, families and staff and expect all staff to remain committed to playing a full and active part in the Multi-Agency response to Child Protection concerns.

Each of our academies has a Designated Safeguarding Lead along with a Deputy Safeguarding Lead. The Vice Principal works across the trust to support all aspects of safeguarding.  All staff at the Bolton Impact Trust are trained in child protection and students are made aware of adults who they can speak to if they have any concerns.

Academy staff will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their children. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the academy will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The academy will always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents.

If you require any further information please e mail Rebecca Leonard on: Leonardr@boltonimpacttrust.org.uk

Each academy has an individual safeguarding policy that reflects the context of the school along with a trust policy outlining the arrangements for looked after and previously looked after pupils. A link to these policies can be found below:

Forwards Centre Safeguarding Policy

Youth Challenge Primary Safeguarding Policy

Youth Challenge Secondary Safeguarding Policy 

Park School Safeguarding Policy 

Personal Learning Centre Safeguarding Policy

Lever Park Safeguarding Policy

Designated teacher policy (looked-after and previously looked-after children) 

If you are concerned about the safety of a child you can e mail the DSL at the relevant academy or the Vice Principal on the details listed below. 

Academy

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Contact Number

Email

Forwards Centre

Chris Fielding

01204 333660

fieldingc@boltonimpacttrust.org.uk

Youth Challenge Primary

Louise Buchanan

01204 338557

buchananl@boltonimpacttrust.org.uk

Youth Challenge Secondary

Collette Morris

01204 333872

morrisc@boltonimpacttrust.org.uk

Park School

Hazel Banks  

01204 333700

banksh@boltonimpacttrust.org.uk

Personal Learning Centre

Alison Woosey

01204 471358

wooseya@boltonimpacttrust.org.uk

Lever Park

Danielle France

01204 332666

franced@boltonimpacttrust.org.uk

Trust

Rebecca Leonard

leonardr@boltonimpacttrust.org.uk

 

Quality safeguarding systems and procedures are a priority across the Bolton Impact Trust.

In order to maintain high quality processes across the trust several systems are in place to quality assure safeguarding many of which involve the support of our local governors and trustees.

Each academy has a link governor for safeguarding who has a specific responsibility for working with the Academy Leads and Designated Safeguarding Leads concerning safeguarding and child protection by providing a balance of challenge and support.

Safeguarding governors have a responsibility to:

  • Make sure the academy has suitable and up-to-date policies
  • Monitor the academies safeguarding systems and procedures
  • Make sure the academy has an appropriate safeguarding response to children who go missing from education
  • Make sure the academy has appointed a designated safeguarding lead (DSL)
  • Meet regularly with the DSL to monitor that the academies policies and procedures are effective and all staff and governors have had the appropriate level of training (as applicable)
  • Make sure the DSL has sufficient time, resources and training to carry out their role effectively
  • Make sure the academy has appointed a designated teacher to promote the educational achievement of looked-after and previously looked-after children, and that this person has appropriate training
  • Make sure the curriculum covers safeguarding, including online safety
  • Make sure that checks to the single central record are happening. They will not be checking the SCR themselves
  • Keep the governing board up to date with statutory guidance relating to safeguarding and child protection and any advice issued locally by the academies safeguarding partners
  • Inform the board of whether it needs to make any changes (e.g. in light of new regulations)
  • Update the board on how monitoring activities are going
  • Attend training for safeguarding link governors
  • Encourage other members of the board to develop their understanding of their safeguarding responsibilities
  • Complete a report outlining the findings from any school visits or meetings and present them to the local governing body.

In addition to this, Academy Leads provide a safeguarding report, each term, to their local governing bodies and the Vice Principal reports this back to the trustees termly.

The governors responsible for safeguarding at the Bolton Impact Trust are:

Academy

Governor

Forwards Centre

 

Vicky Byrne

Youth Challenge Primary and Secondary

 

Mark Hilton

Park School

 

Jacqui Parkinson

Personal Learning Centre

 

Dee Luczka

Lever Park

David Buchanan

 

 

The Bolton Impact Trust and each of its academies are committed to working with children and their families to provide support via the early help process as soon as problems start to emerge.

Early Help is a way of bringing workers together to work with children and their families when they need extra support. This could be for any reason including health, education, parenting, emotional well-being and many more.

Support can be delivered from a wide range of services depending on what is needed; services already working with the family might offer additional help or requests for support could be made to specialist and targeted services.

All services in Bolton are signed up to using the Early Help process. Early Help is for children of all ages up to the age 18 to try and act early to prevent problems from getting worse.

A member of staff may speak to you about early help if they feel it could be used to support you and your family or you may request some additional support via early help.

If you have any questions about the early help process please speak to the designated safeguarding lead in your academy.

Academy

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Contact Number

Email

Forwards Centre

Chris Fielding

01204 333660

fieldingc@boltonimpacttrust.org.uk

Youth Challenge Primary

Louise Buchanan

01204 338557

buchananl@boltonimpacttrust.org.uk

Youth Challenge Secondary

Collette Morris

01204 333872

morrisc@boltonimpacttrust.org.uk

Park School

Hazel Banks

01204 333700

banksh@boltonimpacttrust.org.uk

Personal Learning Centre

Alison Woosey

01204 471358

wooseya@boltonimpacttrust.org.uk

Lever Park

Danielle France

01204 332666

franced@boltonimpacttrust.org.uk

Trust

Rebecca Leonard

leonardr@boltonimpacttrust.org.uk

 

Bolton Impact Trust and each of its academies are part of Operation Encompass, which is a project run jointly with Greater Manchester Police and has been designed to provide early reporting of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside school, which might have an impact on a child in school. These are communicated through a secure email to school following an incident.

The project ensures that at least one member of the school staff, known as the Key Adult, is available to liaise with children's services and the police and to use the information that has been shared in confidence.

In this way, we aim to support each child who has been involved in, or witnessed a domestic abuse incident.

The key adults at Bolton Impact Trust are:

Academy

Key adult 1

Key adult 2

Forwards Centre

Christopher Fielding

Damien Mills

Youth Challenge Primary

All pupils are on dual roll so encompass notifications go to the mainstream school and are shared accordingly.

Youth Challenge Secondary

Collette Morris

Nick Hockenhull

Park School

Hazel Banks

Kiran Peart

Personal Learning Centre

Alison Woosey

Jo Gregory

Lever Park

Danielle France

Matthew Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When the Key Adult receives an Encompass notification, they will make sure that a person the child trusts is available to help - if the child needs this. This confidential information is not ordinarily shared with all staff, just with those who are providing support to the child.

All schools have a duty to share any information with other organisations if they feel a child is at risk of being hurt. The Key Adult(s) may contact other organisations if required.

If you would like to find out more about Operation Encompass please visit:

https://www.operationencompass.org