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Safeguarding and Child Protection

The Academy is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Parents can feel confident that careful procedures are in place to ensure that all staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children within the Academy. Consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff. The Academy encourages parents and children to talk freely about any concerns or worries which may affect their wellbeing. It is important to us that parents and students see the Academy as a safe place.

All concerns are referred to the members of staff who are our trained designated Safeguarding Officers. This is compliance with the 'sharing of information' guidance. Students may be referred for additional bespoke support from external agencies who work closely with the Academy. The Academy will endeavour to work in partnership with parents at all times; however, staff cannot guarantee to consult parents or to keep children's concerns confidential. In the first instance we will consult with the relevant agencies in order to safeguard the child's welfare.

If you have any concerns relating to any student in our Academy please contact one of the following designated staff:

Mr P Morris, Vice Principal, Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr B Gallagher, Safeguarding Officer

Miss K Walker, Safeguarding Officer (Mirfield College)

Photographs of the safeguarding team are displayed around the Academy





DfE: Keeping Children Safe in Education




DfE: Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015




Child Protection and Online Protection (Police Unit)






Internet Safety




Child abuse and bullying






Government Prevent Strategy and Schools




Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board