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We are committed to safeguarding children and young people and we expect everyone employed by us to share this commitment.

All adults employed by the Trust are aware that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and that they have a role to play in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children. All adults working within the Trust take all welfare concerns seriously and encourage children and young people to talk to us about anything that worries them whilst recognising that children may not feel ready or know how to tell someone they are being abused, exploited or neglected, and/or they may not recognise their experiences as harmful.

All adults are aware that no single practitioner can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. In order to ensure that the welfare of the child is paramount, adults will always consider and act in the best interests of the child.

  • All children regardless of age, gender, culture, language, race, ability, sexual identity or religion have equal rights to protection, safeguarding and opportunities.
  • We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff , volunteers and Trustees, have a full and active part to play in protecting our students from harm and have an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may suggest a child is at risk of harm.
  • All staff believe that our academies should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical, mental wellbeing and moral development of the individual child.
  • Students and staff involved in child protection issues will receive appropriate support and supervision

You can read our full safeguarding policy here.

If you require further information or have a concern regarding a specific academy please refer to the individual academy website where you will find their Site Specific Safeguarding Arrangements document providing details of contacts and procedures.