National Safeguarding Week

The week commencing Monday 25th June was National Safeguarding Week.  The purpose of this event is to raise the profile of safeguarding and to remind staff and students of the importance of safeguarding and protecting our young people.  At The Farnley Academy, students were able to visits stands during break time from a variety of different external agencies who provide support and advice to children and their families.
BARCA manned a stand on Monday and provided students with information on how to keep safe in the community and online.  BARCA is a multi purpose charity which provides specialist services to help people overcome a broad range of issues.
Teen Connect visited students on Tuesday.  Teen Connect is a new support service for young people in Leeds.  They provide emotional support for 13 to 18 year olds through a helpline which is both telephone and online based.
The Leeds City Council Youth Service are well known by some of our students from the work that they do in the local community.  On their visit on Friday, students were busy completing questionnaires about healthy relationships and were provided with many useful leaflets about how to keep safe.