At OBA we provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child. We recognise the importance of providing an environment within our Academy that will help children feel safe and respected. We understand the importance of enabling children to talk openly about anything that worries them and to feel confident that they will be listened to.
Safeguarding arrangements in our Academy are underpinned by two key principles:
We work with parents to build an understanding of the Academy’s responsibilities to ensure the welfare of all young people. All students at OBA can self-refer via the welfare team to counselling services. If you have a serious concern about a safeguarding issue please contact the Academy immediately. If you would like any further advice support or guidance please contact Safeguarding Team.
Our students can report any safeguarding concerns electronically at any time, whether during or outside of the school day, via the Worry box. Concerns raised using the Worry box will be picked up by Academy staff during the school day. If something is urgent, students should report it to a member of staff or appropriate adult immediately.
OBA are also a distributor of vouchers for the Peterborough food bank. Contact the safeguarding team for more information.