At Hawes Side Academy all staff and trustees recognise their moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils; this is placed at the centre of everything that we do.

Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:

  • 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 and young people to have the best outcome

At Hawes Side Academy we endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. Through pastoral care we are concerned with promoting the moral, social, physical and emotional well-being of all pupils, in order for them to reach their full potential.

All children will have the same rights and same value regardless of age, race, culture, gender, disability, or social/economic background.

We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.

In order to ensure we are doing this to the best of our ability we follow the DFE safeguarding documents:

  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022
  • The Prevent Duty 2015

We also ensure that procedures followed are in line with legislation and are consistent with those of Blackpool Safeguarding Board (BSCB). All staff receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training and are aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within the academy.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at Hawes Side Academy is Mrs Boothroyd (Principal), additional Safeguarding Leads at the academy are Marianne Beckett (Assistant Principal) and Mrs Fleckney (Family Support Worker).

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please report these to any of the staff listed above.

To view our current policy in relation to Safeguarding and other academy policies please click here

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