Humberston Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Providing a safe environment for all our students, staff and visitors is at the upmost importance to us.
For more safeguarding information and advice please click here.
Our Safeguarding Team
The red and green visitor passes identify to staff and students which visitors need escorting at all times. They must be worn at all times while at the academy.
A list of first aid trained staff is available at reception.
Fire Evacuation Procedure
If the alarm goes off please exit immediately via the nearest fire exit (do not stop to gather any belongings). Gather at the tennis courts and await further instructions.
Lock Down Procedure
Regular staff have been trained in our lock down procedure. Please follow instructions should we have to activate our lock down procedure.
Any other Evacuation
When the alarm sounds please exit via the nearest fire exit. You will be informed by a member of the SLT / Office where you need to gather.
Use of mobile phones
We respectfully ask that if you need to take a phone call, that you do so away from common areas on school site as we respect a ‘no mobile phone policy’.
Taking photographs whilst on school site is not permitted without the prior approval from the Principal.
Toilets are located opposite the Art Department (C14) or in the Staff Room area.
If you require any further information please contact the school office.
Local Safeguarding Authority
If you are concerned that a child is suffering, or likely to suffer significant harm, you should contact your local authority safeguarding partnership directly.
Website hyperlink: Report a concern about a child - NELC | NELC (nelincs.gov.uk)
Telephone: 01472 326292 (option 2)
In an emergency call 999.
If you are concerned regarding a potential safeguarding concern, please contact a member of the Humberston Academy safeguarding team via our main reception (01472 319990).
Please find below useful resources:
There is also information available of ChildLine's website:
Calm app breathing videos:
Headspace breathing videos:
Locality Family Hub
Integrated Front Door (MASH)
Together for All – Thresholds of Need
Early Help and Team Around the Family
See Early Help/ Team Around the Family Forms:
A Prevention and Early Help Partnership Strategy for Child and Families: https://www.safernel.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Early-Intervention-strategy-2023-1.pdf
Early Help Assessment:
Review form for Team Around the Family (TAF):
Closure Form Team Around the Family (TAF):
Team Around the Family (TAF) Guidance:
Team Around the Family (TAF) Leaflet:
Child Criminal Exploitation and Child Sexual Exploitation -Safeguarding Documentation
As per the Safer North East Lincolnshire website (SaferNEL | Criminal exploitation - SaferNEL)
County lines is the police term for urban gangs supplying drugs to suburban areas and market and coastal towns using dedicated mobile phone lines or “deal lines”. It involves child criminal exploitation (CCE) as gangs use children and vulnerable people to move drugs and money. Gangs establish a base in the market location, typically by taking over the homes of local vulnerable adults by force or coercion in a practice referred to as ‘cuckooing’.
Child Criminal Exploitation
A young person’s involvement in county lines activity often leaves signs. A young person might exhibit some of these signs, either as a member or as an associate of a gang dealing drugs. Any sudden changes in a young person’s lifestyle should be discussed with them. Some indicators of county lines involvement and exploitation are listed below, with those at the top of particular concern:
- Persistently going missing from school or home and / or being found out-of-area;
- Unexplained acquisition of money, clothes, or mobile phones
- Excessive receipt of texts / phone calls
- Relationships with controlling / older individuals or groups
- Leaving home / care without explanation
- Suspicion of physical assault / unexplained injuries
- Parental concerns
- Carrying weapons
- Significant decline in school results / performance
- Gang association or isolation from peers or social networks
- Self-harm or significant changes in emotional well-being
Cuckooing: Cuckooing is a tactic typically used by drug gangs seeking to expand their operations beyond the reaches of their home turf. It involves taking over the homes of vulnerable people, such as drug users, people with mental health issues or drink problems and sex workers – forcing them to let someone live with them and effectively taking over their home to use as a base of operations for drug dealing and other crimes.
Please find below useful links:GRAFT Handbook
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)Child Sexual Exploitation
CSCSE is when a young person is used by being made or tricked into doing something sexual, sometimes receiving something in return like love, affection, gifts, money, drugs or alcohol.”
Please find below useful links:
Developed across the Humberside Police Force area, ‘Not in our Community’ is a leading campaign that helps young people protect themselves and friends against grooming which leads to sexual and criminal exploitation. Please visit the following website - http://notinourcommunity.org/home-learning/ to watch home learning sessions and for support and guidance on these topic areas.
CCE/CSE Resources for Parents and Carers
- Anywhere Kids Resource Pack
- County Lines Slang
- CSE Poster Tips for Parents Carers 1
- CSE Poster Tips for Parents Carers 2
- What Causes a Child to Go Missing
Advice & Guidance for Staying Online
See this website for advice and guidance on the topics below: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
• Sexting and sending nudes
• Talking to your child about online safety
• Inappropriate or explicit content
• Online games
• Livestreaming and online video apps
• Online porn
• Internet connected devices
• Parental controls
• Net aware
Think U Know
• Think u know is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
• Broken down into age groups – 4-7, 8-10, 11-13 and 14+. Plus a parent and children's workforce section.
• Online safety issues
• Advice by age
• Setting controls
• Guidance and resources
• Schools resources
Child Accident Prevention Trust
Safety advice for inside and outside the home to help prevent accidents.
Resources for parents to help make difficult conversations with children easier.
A range of support and advice for vulnerable children, topics include fostering and adoption, young carers, sexual exploitation, child poverty and domestic violence.
The Hide Out and Women’s Aid
Understand domestic abuse and where to get help if it’s happening to you.
The latest tips, advice and resources to help children and young people have a safe and positive time online.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection
How to report online abuse.
Your guide to social networks, apps and games.
British Values & Prevent
British Values & Prevent Presentation
Educate Against Hate
Prevent Referral Form
Prevent Newsletters and Parental Guidance
Local Authority Guidance & Support
REPORT A CONCERN
http://www.safernel.co.uk/do-you-have-a-concernPREVENTION & EARLY HELP
PREVENT Risk Assessment