Child Protection and Safeguarding
The Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Wendy Shuttle (Greenfield School) and Mrs Alison Wolfe (Pulloxhill School). They take responsibility for safeguarding and child protection, provide support to staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties and liaise closely with other services such as Children's Social Care. It is the Academy's duty to make referrals about suspected abuse or neglect.
If you have any safeguarding concerns please contact
Mrs Wendy Shuttle 01525 712426 (Greenfield)
Mrs Alison Wolfe 01525 713150 (Pulloxhill)
The Director for Child Protection and Safeguarding is Dr Joanna Shortland.
The Academy’s mission statement is our gateway to child protection and safeguarding:
'Nurture, Inspire, Flourish’
The strong influence of our values programme is intrinsic to our protection and safeguarding of the children in our care.
At Greenfield and Pulloxill Academy we recognise:
Our statutory duty under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to ensure that arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children;
Our duty under the Children Act 2004 to work together with other organisations and partners in order to achieve this; and
Our Common Law duty to protect and keep children safe while in our care.
We fully acknowledge our responsibilities for child protection and safeguarding and recognise that through our day to day contact with children, school staff are well placed to identify signs of risk and harm.
We recognise that for children high self-esteem, confidence, risk awareness and good lines of communication help to reduce risks. We recognise that for some children school may be the only stable, secure and consistent environment in their lives.
We make all parents/carers aware of the role and responsibilities of the Academy with regard to safeguarding and promoting welfare and of the existence of the Academy’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy by publishing it here on our website (Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy). A copy of this policy is available to parents/carers upon request.
We aim to provide a safe, secure, inclusive and consistent environment for all our children regardless of age, race, religion/belief, disability, gender, transgender or sexual orientation; one in which they feel safe, supported, valued, respected and listened to.
The attached 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' document underpins child protection and safeguarding across the Academy.
The ChildLine website is accessible at https://www.childline.org.uk/