Designated Safeguarding Lead
For more information please see the Safeguarding First website
Please download the Safeguarding First Smartphone App by clicking here.
Keeping Children Safe
Modern technology is an intrinsic part of everyday life. Our students use ICT extensively both in the Academy and outside of it. Along with the opportunities that modern technology offers, it also brings with it risks that all students need to be aware of and able to manage.
At Castle View Enterprise Academy, we take online safety very seriously with a rolling programme of activities to advise and support students, parents and staff. Please refer to our Online safety Page for more information.
April 2020 Update: With the recent crisis we have some updated advise for Parents on keeping students safe online. Please find below some useful information and websites to help while our students are working from home.
Think you know
The NCA's CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. We protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.
Advice for young people on sexual exploitation
Advice from Bright Futures for young people on Grooming
Advice from Bright Futures for young people on Healthy Relationships
Mental Health & Self Harm
If young people wish to bypass academy staff and refer directly they can do so by texting : 07507330995, or emailing [email protected] (or of course calling 0191 4178043)
Please note responses to enquiries are only made during office hours.
Our Facebook page: facebook.com/13TwentyFive
Twitter : @13TwentyFive
Female Genital Mutilation - Web App
Pokemon Go - Parents Guide
Bullying Awareness - Advice Session for Parents (Nov 2017)
Please click here for resources and information.
Staff have completed 4 different training sessions on Prevent from Spring 2015 to September 2015 with all staff. Staff have had Online CPD as well as face to face training. Further training has been completed in 2017 by all staff and Governors.
For information from PREVENT, please visit here.
For information on keeping your child safe during the school closure, please click here
A young carer is somebody aged 5 to 25 years old who lives in a household with somebody who has a long term illness, mental health illness, disability or addiction that impacts upon that young person. They may also give medicines and tablets to the person they look after or help them to wash or get dressed.
Some may help their brothers or sisters to get dressed and take them to school. A young carer may spend time doing things like cooking, cleaning and shopping. Some young carers may not do any of these things but they may worry about the person with the illness or disability. Because of doing these things young carers can sometimes feel tired and not always able to concentrate on their school work or homework, or they can be worried or feel stressed.
It is important for young carers to be recognised so that they can get the correct support to help them to achieve and have positive childhoods.
For more information please see the Sunderland Young Carers Website here.
Castle View Enterprise Academy is one of a number of schools in the area that will be taking part in a new project that aims to provide additional support to those young people who are affected by or whom witness domestic abuse in their home lives. The new project, which is called Operation Encompass, aims to support children that have been affected by Domestic Abuse.
A major part of this project is the training of members of staff at the Academy, who are known as "Key Adults", who will liaise with the police and work with those young persons affected.
Starting in February 2017, following any domestic abuse incident being reported into Northumbria Police, specialist staff will identify the school that the affected child attends, make contact with the relevant school and communicate the relevant and necessary information. This will ensure that the school is made aware at the earliest opportunity and they can then provide support in a way that means the child is made to feel safe and supported.
For more information please see the Operation Encompass website.
Hate Crime Bullying