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Safeguarding and Child Protection

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The Government paper “Working Together to Safeguard Children” (2015) states that ‘Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.’

Tree Tops Primary Academy is committed to its legal and moral duty to promote the well-being of children, protect them from harm and respond to child abuse, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We ensure every measure is taken to safeguard all of our pupils and we have a very experienced team in place to support our most vulnerable students and young people who are at risk.

We accept that we have a primary responsibility for the care, welfare and safety of the pupils in our charge, and we will carry out this duty through our teaching and learning, extra-curricular activities, pastoral care and extended activities.

We hope that both parents and children will feel free to talk about any concerns and will see school as a safe place to discuss any difficulties.

The Child Protection Team at the Academy work closely with many different services to support the needs of our students and families.

Any child we believe to be at risk of significant harm is reported to the appropriate service.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Leigh Academy Trust 2016


Child Protection Team

  • Mrs Steph Guthrie – Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Mrs Sue Kemmett – Deputy Safeguarding Lead
  • Ms Theresa Davies – Safeguarding Lead Governor
  • Miss Joanne Newham – The Single Central Record Manager