Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Policy Details
Date createdSept 2021
Date reviewed
Next review dateSept 2022
Date approvedSept 2021

The Rationale and Purpose of this policy…

This is a core policy that forms part of the induction for all staff. It is a requirement that all members of staff have access to this policy and sign to say they have read and understood its contents.


This policy is based on the Child Protection policy at West Heath School and adapted for Co-op Academies Trust.

Should any organisations incorporate large sections of this policy without alteration please make a similar appropriate acknowledgment of this.

Key Personnel…

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is: Emma Day  01782 881480 |
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) are: Diane Broadhurst, Sam Hudson, Steve Murphy |
The Designated Teacher for Looked After and previously is: Liz Jones |
The Trust Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead is: Claire Dodd 07753307971 |
Link governor for safeguarding is: John Clarke
Nominated Safeguarding Trustee is: Jane Cowell

This policy has been written for…

All staff and students at Co-op Academy Clarice Cliff including visitors, volunteers and third-party contractors.

Copies of this policy may be obtained from…

The academy website

It is available as a hard copy on request from the academy office.

Participants and consultees in the formulation of this policy were…

The Head Teacher/Principal, Senior Leadership Team, Staff and Governors.

Edition, Review frequency and dates…

Issue 1

Date written: 1st September 2021

Date of next review: 1st September 2022

This policy will be reviewed at least annually and/or following any updates to national and local guidance and procedures.

Relevant statutory guidance, circulars, legislation & other sources of information are…

Keeping children safe in education 2021

Working Together to Safeguard Children (WTTSC 2018) 

The Children Act 1989 (and 2004 amendment)

Serious Crime Act 2015

Statutory guidance on FGM

Guidance on the Prevent duty

Children Missing Education – Statutory guidance for local authorities (DfE September 2016)

Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Act 2021

Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2018

DfE guidance Safeguarding and protecting people for charities and trustees.

The Lead Member of staff is…

Emma Day

Definitions and key terms used in this policy…

DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) 

DDSL (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)

KCSIE (Keeping Children Safe in Education)

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