Safeguarding Statement and Policies

Our Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have in place a comprehensive child protection policy which sits along with a Policy for Health and Safety and a Prevent Strategy.

Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded by clicking below.

Our designated members of staff for Child Protection and Safeguarding are:



Contact Number and Email

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Mrs L Thorne

01332 571 485

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)


Ms C Reader

Mrs M Meghani

Mrs E Margett - Leeson   

Miss M Squire

Miss B Melhuish

Mrs L O'Leary


01332 571 485





Out of school hours/school holidays contact.

The Contact Team (9.00am – 5.00pm)

 01332 641172

At all other times concerns can be discussed with.


 01332 786968


Further information about Derby Safeguarding procedures are available at Derby Safeguarding Children Partnership (

However, we engender the principle that safeguarding is 'everyone's responsibility' and concerns can be passed on to any staff member.

Prevent Duty

Working positively to protect young people from radicalisation.

You may have heard about the Prevent Duty, which aims to prevent young people from being radicalised by, for example, far right extremists or religious extremists.

In school we have a duty to care for the children and take note of any child who is at risk of radicalisation, regardless of their background. We also have to take steps to help prevent children being exposed to extremist ideas. Our overriding concern is that children feel safe and also express tolerance towards all cultures and religions, even when personal views may be different. Please read the booklet below for more information.

Duty of Care

The Academy liaises closely with various other professionals including Derby City Police Team to ensure we work together as a team.  We regularly have contact with the Police to ensure we fulfil our duties in protecting our children.  We are informed immediately if they have had any incidents or concerns.   If you would like to talk or ask any further questions regarding this initiative please pop into the office to make an appointment with our Deputy Desiginated Safeguarding Lead.

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