Safeguarding & eSafety

Safeguarding

The Quest Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are committed to ensure consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support children, their families and staff at the Academy.

All concerns are passed to members of staff who are trained as ‘Designated Safeguarding Leads’ which make up the ‘Safeguarding Team’ at The Quest Academy. The team consists of:

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mr Charlie O’Sullivan (Pastoral Director)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mr Stephen Frith (Senior Assistant Principal)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Carol Oseman (Deputy Pastoral Director)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Miss Whitney Todd (Senior Tutor)

If you have a concern regarding a child that attends The Quest Academy please email safeguarding@thequestacademy.org.uk and a member of the team will be in contact with you.

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found on our policies page by clicking here.

eSafety

We are committed to ensuring that students are safe when using the internet at The Quest Academy. We ask parents/carers to be interested and supportive when monitoring their children’s use of the internet. This page has been designed to give you information that will support you in this role.

TQA Safeguarding Concern Report Form

If you have a concern about your own or somebody else’s safety, please complete the form below in order for us to address the issue and make sure everybody is safe.

Remaining anonymous

If you wish to remain anonymous, do not add your name or email address. If you do include your name and contact details, it may help us to deal with the issue more effectively. It will also enable us to give you feedback on how we have dealt with the concern.

All reports will be dealt with promptly by one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Please highlight whether this has taken place inside or outside school.







    Your Name (optional)

    Your Email (optional)

    Please enter your concern and click submit

    What is my child doing online through social networking?

    When online, children and young people can learn new things, get help with their homework, express themselves creatively and connect with friends and family. There are also risks, but by understanding and talking about the dangers you can help keep your child safe online.

    National Online Safety have produced a number of guides to support parents with monitoring their child’s online activity across a variety of platforms. Please visit https://nationalonlinesafety.com/guides to view these.

    CEOP

    Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors. Please click the button below.

    The Click CEOP button is an asset of the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. The CEOP Command works to protect children from the harm of sexual abuse and exploitation both online and offline.

    The button has been developed to offer children, young people, parents/carers and professionals working with these groups with a simple and convenient mechanism for gaining access to trusted online safety advice, help and support. It also provides access to an online mechanism for reporting known or suspected child sexual exploitation or child sexual abuse directly to CEOP. This is offered as a convenient and potentially less intimidating method of reporting these sensitive types of crime, alternative to face-to-face and telephone reporting to local police forces