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:

E-ACT Child protection and Safeguarding policy 2018-19


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