We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Academy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr M. Halshaw

What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best

Reporting a concern

If you are concerned about a pupil, however small it may seem, you can report this to This includes concerns over a change in appearance (including weight), attitude/behaviour, as well as concerns raised by the child themselves or by others.

All safeguarding concerns are looked into and relevant actions are taken.

Our Safeguarding Team

Visitors to the academy

All external visitors who are meeting with students must have a current, enhanced DBS certificate. External agencies will be asked to provide the academy with the name of the person(s), together with their DBS certificate number and issue date before meeting with students. No visitor will be allowed to meet with a student alone unless we have verification of documentation.

All visitors to the academy will be asked to sign in and out. They will be provided with a copy of the Academy Safeguarding leaflet.

Accessing help & support

During term time we are on hand to offer students and their families a high level of support. If you need to seek advice about your child, you should contact their Form Tutor or Head of Year. They will then advise on what to do next and may refer the matter to someone else. Further details are outlined in our Safeguarding leaflet.

During evenings, weekends and holiday times, anyone with concerns should contact the organisations below:


Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help.
0800 1111

Manchester Social Services
0161 234 5001

If you have any worries about a child’s safety or welfare, you should 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.