Safeguarding Statement



Our Academy fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support pupils in the Academy. The pupils’ welfare and safety is of paramount importance. We aim to safeguard and promote our pupils’ welfare, safety and health by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as “Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes” (“Keeping Children Safe in Education” 2016). Staff at our Academy are made aware that Safeguarding issues “COULD and DO HAPPEN HERE” and they are trained to understand what possible indicators for abuse and neglect may look like. They will always act in the best interests of the child and will have a conversation with the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or a Deputy DSL when a concern arises.



Our Safeguarding Leads



Erica Biddle

Safeguarding Lead

Acting Head Teacher

Steve Taylor

Safeguarding Lead

Senior Team Leader

Faye Wason

Safeguarding Lead

Senior Team Leader


Useful links


Early Help Advice and Assessment


Early help means “providing support as soon as the problem emerges, at any point in the child’s life from the foundation years through to the teenage years” (Working Together – 2015). As soon as problems start to emerge staff will identify support for those children and families. This may be academy based support or may involve intervention from other agencies.


In Northamptonshire, early help services are defined as operating across Levels 2 and 3 of the Triangle of Need (see “Northamptonshire Thresholds and Pathways” for more details). Early help, advice and guidance concerning child welfare can be obtained from the Early Help Co-ordinators based at the MASH: 0300 126 1000 (Option 1, then Option 2).


Safeguarding Referrals to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub 


The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) also deals with referrals from professionals and members of the public who may have concerns about a child’s welfare. The MASH makes the process of dealing with referrals quicker and more effective by improving the way the county council: Children’s Social Care, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS), Youth Offending Service (YOS) and Education, work alongside other partner agency colleagues including Northamptonshire Police, Northamptonshire Health partners, National Probation Service, and the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to share information.

Safeguarding Referrals must be made in one of the following ways:

By telephone contact to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): 0300 126 1000 (Option 1, then Option 3);

By e-mail to:;

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In an emergency outside office hours, by contacting the Emergency Duty Team on: 01604 626 938 or the Police on: 999.

If a child is in immediate danger at any time, left alone or missing, you should contact the police directly and / or an ambulance using 999.

Local Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB):

Ground Floor

John Dryden House

8-10 The Lakes



01604 364036

Thresholds and Pathways document:

Early Help – Request for Services

Online Multi-Agency Referral Form:

Menu of Early Help Services:

DWP – Services Directory (HM Gov/NCC)

Directory of Services for Children with SEN and Disabilities

Education Inclusion Partnerships

Online referral form available at:


Community Safety Team, Northamptonshire County Council

Contact Community Safety and Harm Reductions Team Manager – Emma Hildreth


Tel: 01604 366517

Prevent Officer DC 461 Sean Arbuthnot 07557 776230

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Safeguarding Adults access advice:

Safeguarding Adults Team

Northamptonshire County Council

John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes

Northampton NN4 7YD

01604 362900 (Internal Ext 62900) (secure email)

E-referral form at:



National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC):

0808 800 5000


0800 1111

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP):

0870 000 3344

Professionals Online Safety Helpline:

0844 3814772

Parents Protect (Safeguarding Information for Parents, Carers and Staff)

Parents Protect (Safeguarding Information for Parents, Carers and Education Staff)


GOV.UK website

NSPCC Whistleblowing Helpline

0800 028 0285


Please click here for our school Safeguarding Policy

Our Primary School

Our strong moral values run through our curriculum and we place our pupils at the heart of everything we do. We are very proud of the school and its achievements. We have friendly staff who actively encourage parents to get involved and share their views.