If you have any concerns about a child or children, please contact the headteacher via the Academy office as soon as possible.

Marleigh Primary Academy fully recognises the responsibility it has under Section 157 (Academies) of the Education Act, 2002 and the Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Act, 2021 to have arrangements in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We make regular checks and audits to ensure full compliance with the latest version of ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education‘ DfE.

Through day-to-day contact with pupils and direct work with families, all staff in the Academy understand their responsibility to:

  • identify concerns early to prevent them from escalating;
  • provide a safe environment in which children can learn;
  • identify children who may benefit from early help;
  • know what to do if a child tells them he/she is being abused or neglected;
  • follow the referral process if they have a concern.

There are four main elements to our policy:

  • PREVENTION through the teaching and pastoral support offered to pupils and the creation and maintenance of a whole school protective ethos;
  • PROCEDURES for identifying and referring cases, or suspected cases, of abuse or exploitation.
  • SUPPORTING CHILDREN particularly those who may have been abused or witnessed violence towards them;

Online Safety

We aim to:

  • have robust processes in place to ensure the online safety of pupils, staff, volunteers and governors;
  • deliver an effective approach to online safety, which empowers us to protect and educate the whole school community in its use of technology;
  • establish clear mechanisms to identify, intervene and escalate an incident, where appropriate.

For how we accomplish this please see our Online Safety Policy.

If you have any concerns relating to online safety, please contact the headteacher via the Academy office as soon as possible.

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