Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment

  • preventing the impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development

  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care

  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children.

All staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn.

At Atkinson Road we follow the updated guidance in the Department for Education document. All staff receive updated safeguarding training every year.

Key staff are trained to the standard of Designated Safeguarding Lead. The Academy has one overarching Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Designated Leads to support both pupils and staff in keeping the children and young people safe.