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Springwell Leeds Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, this is something to which all our staff and volunteers are fully committed.

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding legislation and the UK Government states that Safeguarding is:-

  • protecting vulnerable children from abuse or neglect.
  • making sure people are fully supported in order to gain access to health care and stay well.
  • ensuring that children are growing up in safe and effective environments.
  • taking action in order to ensure that all children and young adults have support to achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • making sure that all children and young adults receive safe and nurturing care.
  • it is making sure that all children and young people are supported in order to have a full and happy life.

School Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) / Child Protection Coordinator
Mary Ruggles (North)
Lisa Ford (East)
Simon Jones (South)

Deputy DSL
Amanda Patterson (North)
Mark Bainbridge (East)
Bhupa Riyat (South)

Other DSLs
Bethany Millington (North)
Paul Quinn (North)
Sean Hutchinson (North)
Lisa Wason (North)
Josh Walkden-Smith (North)
Laura Reader (South)
Helen McMillan (South)
Reece Eschoe (South)
Ryan Hallsworth (South)
Lisa Allen (South)
Joe Sutcliffe (South)
Helen Newsome (East)
Caroline Fisher (East)
Nick Forbes (East)

Safeguarding Documents:-

Staff at Springwell Leeds also follow the Department for Education’s statutory guidance which can be found in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’.  The policy, along with other key Safeguarding documents, can be accessed via the links below:-

Additional Safeguarding Resources:-

Please find listed below links to other useful safeguarding websites and resources
NSPCC     Childline   Samaritans    Winstons Wish   Young Minds  Educate Against Hate

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