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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 (Deputy Head Teacher), Mrs. Sara Cookson (Assistant Head Teacher) and Miss. Emma Pitt (Assistant Head Teacher).

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