E-ACT and Reedswood academy are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils/students.
Our safeguarding team is Mrs Shipley (Designated Safeguarding Lead) and Mrs Lathbury-Cox (Deputy Safeguarding Lead).
We also have Mrs Bracey and Mrs Southall as part of our overall safeguarding team.
Any safeguarding concerns are reported and investigated.
Safeguarding is defined as:
- Protecting children from maltreatment
- Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
- Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.
We believe that:
- All children/young people have the right to be protected from harm;
- Children/young people need to be safe and to feel safe in school;
- Children/young people need support which matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse;
- All children/young people have the right to speak freely and voice their values and beliefs;
- All children/young people must be encouraged to respect each other’s values and support each other;
- All children/young people have the right to be supported to meet their emotional, and social needs as well as their educational needs – a happy, healthy, sociable child/young person will achieve better educationally;
- Schools can and do contribute to the prevention of abuse, victimisation, bullying, exploitation, extreme behaviours, discriminatory views and risk taking behaviours; and
- All staff and visitors have an important role to play in safeguarding children and protecting them from abuse.
You can download our safeguarding policy here: