"The academy’s procedures for safeguarding students are exemplary."
On this page we share some key information relating to Child Protection which may be useful for our visitors and families.
Visitors to the academy
All external visitors who wish to meet with students must have a current, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.
External agencies must provide the academy with the name of the person(s), together with their DBS certificate number and issue date before meeting with students.
No student will be seen alone unless we have verification of documentation.
Many thanks for your co-operation.
Staying safe online
We have a dedicated Online Safety page with lots of useful information for parents and carers.
Accessing help & support
The academy offers students and their families a high level of support during academy hours in term time.
Families who need to seek advice should contact their Learning & Pastoral Support Officer (LPSO) in the first instance who will refer the matter to the appropriate person.
During evenings, weekends and holiday times, anyone with concerns should contact the organisations below:
Call the NSPCC helpline
If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact our professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice and support.
Call us or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
0808 800 5000
18 or under?
ChildLine offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help.
Manchester Social Services
If you have any worries about a child's safety or welfare, in the first instance speak to a Contact Officer at the Manchester Contact Centre on 0161 234 5001 or fax on 0161 255 8266. The Contact Officer will then notify the First Response Team of your concerns.
PREVENT - Counter-terrorism.
Since 1 July 2015 the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 places a duty on certain bodies to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. This includes:
- Local authorities
- Further education
- Higher education
- The health sector
- Prisons and probation
- The police
Therefore all academy staff have been asked to undertake training on Prevent, which is one part of the UK Government's Counter-terrorism strategy. Prevent aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
This includes identifying any vulnerable people and safeguarding them from being drawn into terrorist activity. Referrals are made to the police where necessary for a preliminary assessment. This could lead to a multi-agency panel to support a vulnerable person and ensure their welfare. This works in a similar way to supporting individuals who may be at risk from drugs, knife or gun crime, or getting involved in gangs.
Learn more about Prevent and the Government's counter-terrorism programme:
Other sources of information