At Roman Way Academy we are committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people.
We work in partnership with parents and families to support children in every way possible. In line with Government and Hertfordshire policy, schools are expected to make a referral if they believe there is a possibility that a child may be suffering from abuse or neglect.
The Designated Senior Persons (DSP) for Safeguarding are the Headteacher, Pat Baxter, the Assistant Headteacher, Sital Shah and the EYFS Lead, Sarah Clare. They will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns parents may have about Safeguarding.
All staff receive regular Child Protection/Safeguarding training. In addition, all TA's, MSA's and Admin Staff hold current First Aid certificates and EYFS staff are trained in paediatric first aid.
As part of our Safeguarding of Children Protection Procedure, all regular volunteers must be DBS cleared.
Please speak to the Designation Senior Person if you have ANY concerns about the welfare of a child.
Roman Way Academy recognises that internet, mobile and digital technologies provide a good opportunity for children and young people to learn, socialise and play, provided they are safe. The digital world is an amazing place, but with few rules. It is vast and fast moving and young people’s future economic success may be partly dependent on their online skills and reputation. We are, therefore, committed to ensuring that all pupils, staff and governors will be able to use internet, mobile and digital technologies safely. This is part of our safeguarding responsibility. Staff are aware that some pupils may require additional support or teaching, including reminders, prompts and further explanation to reinforce their knowledge and understanding of online safety issues.
We are also committed to ensuring that all those who work with children and young people, including their parents/carers, are informed about the ever-changing risks so that they can take an active part in the safeguarding of children.