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The Kings of Wessex Academy recognises that the safety and welfare of children is paramount and that we have a responsibility to protect children in all the academy's activities. We take all reasonable steps to ensure, through appropriate procedures and training, that all students, irrespective of sex, age, disability, race, religion or belief, sexual identity or social status, are protected from abuse.
We foster a culture of vigilance amongst staff, students, parents and visitors. We always listen to students and take their concerns seriously. Please do not hesitate if you have any concerns or queries please contact the Academy immediately and you will be directed to a member of staff who will endeavour to help you.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Miss Gemma Hunt (Deputy Head), and the Child Protection Team includes all members of the Academy Leadership Group (ALG) and our Year leaders.
We share information about concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents and children appropriately
Further information can be found from the Somerset Safeguarding Children Board http://sscb.safeguardingsomerset.org.uk
Tootoot allows students to be able to report incidents directly to the school, including screenshots and attachments using the online app or by downloading the app to an apple device. Login to Tootoot here.
If you would like to see how it works have a look at the video (about 10 minutes):