Trinity Academy Akroydon understands its responsibilities towards child protection and safeguarding and student safety is our highest priority. We are committed to ensuring that students feel safe in their education and if we suspect that a child has been harmed, or may come to harm, will take action to safeguard and protect that child.
We have a number of child protection trained staff, who are available to discuss any concerns or questions you may have. These staff are:
- Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss E Brindley, Assistant Principal
- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs J Bentley (Assistant Principal), Mr E Fleming-McGowan (Designated Child Protection Officer), Mrs M Crawshaw (Pastoral Manager), Mrs C McKelvey (Pastoral Officer).
The DSL and DDL also take responsibility for reporting any concerns to the relevant bodies under our legal duty so that they may be addressed.
We also have in place a range of policies and procedures to support our safeguarding commitment. This includes our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy that can be found below and a trust wide Whistle Blowing policy available on the trust website.
Useful safeguarding links
Part of our role is to educate children and young people on how to keep themselves safe, either online, using mobile technology as well as to understand what is considered abuse. There are links to external sites below that provide help and advice for parents and carers, as well as students themselves.
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.Visit Website
Educate Against Hate
Practical advice for parents, carers, and staff on protecting young people from extremism and radicalism.Visit Website