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Schools play an essential role in protecting children from abuse. Staff have close, regular contact with children and young people. They're in a strong position to:

    • identify child protection concerns early
    • provide help and support
    • help children understand how to stay safe from abuse
    • refer a child to relevant agencies


Safeguarding responsibilities

Schools have a statutory duty to protect children in their care. They must have:

    • a child protection policy
    • child protection procedures
    • a designated lead for child protection - both on the board of trustees and in the senior management team
    • safe recruitment processes


The school environment must be a safe place for children. And schools must ensure that adults who work in the school, including volunteers, don't pose a risk to children.


Staff should receive training in how to identify and respond to child protection concerns.


The Designated lead for Safeguarding at Goldenhill Primary Academy is: Mr. Steven Martin (Head Teacher)

The Deputy Designated leads for Safeguarding at Goldenhill Primary Academy is: Mrs. Claire Meadowcroft (Extended Services Manager), Mr. Andrew Bagley (Assistant Head Teacher), Mrs. Sara Cookson (Early Years Leader).

The link governor for Safeguarding at Goldenhill Primary Academy is: Mr. Angela Bradshaw (Chair of governors)

Useful website links for parents and carers
Useful documents for parents and carers

NSPCC helpline:


0808 800 5000