Keeping Children Safe
We work closely together with our parents and carers, community figures and a range of external professionals in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our pupils.
We follow closely the statutory guidance from the Department for Education. Click the link for the latest government guidance on Keeping Children Safe in Education. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2 If you have any concerns about the safety or wellbeing of any child, please contact school's designated Lead for Safeguarding; Jenna Cooke and/or Kate Taylor.
We have an explicit duty to safeguard and protect children from abuse as defined in the Children Act (2004); the Education Act (2002 and 2011); DfE guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) and the 2020 statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021).
We keep everyone safe through our Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures; our PSHE (Personal, Social & Health Education) curriculum; our online safety curriculum and through pastoral support.
At Little Mead Primary Academy we have two Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Miss Jenna Cooke (Headteacher)
|Mrs Kate Taylor (Assistant Headteacher)|
Safeguarding Governor: Miss Siobhan Cox.
All policies related to safeguarding can be found under the policies page – please click here.
I am a child and I do not feel safe
If you are scared or don’t feel safe at home or at school, you can do one of these things:
- Speak to any adult in your class at any time. We are here to help you.
- Speak to Miss Cooke, Mrs Taylor, Mrs Scott, Miss Wootten or Miss White.
- Phone Childline on 0800 11 11 anytime day or night. They are happy to speak to you about any worries. The call is free. Your teachers will be happy for you to use a phone in school – just ask.