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Safeguarding

At Arbour Academy we are committed to Safeguarding the welfare of all our students. 

As with all schools we have a pastoral responsibility and are legally obliged to pass on concerns about child welfare to Children’s Services as per the Salford Safeguarding Children's partnership.

These combined Policies: Safeguarding, Child Protection and Safe Recruitment Vetting Policies are in place to protect children and young people on roll at Arbour Academy.

Arbour Academy is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children who are on our roll. Arbour Academy fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support pupils in school and beyond.

All staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn. All staff are trained in safeguarding procedures and are regularly briefed on any updates or amendments to current legislation

Any staff member who has a concern about a child’s welfare will report these to concerns to the Designated safeguarding lead or Deputy safeguarding lead. Identified Staff will then support social workers and other agencies following any referral.

Arbour Academy has a Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Safeguarding Lead who support staff to carry out their safeguarding duties. All staff are aware of the Child Protection Policy, Behaviour Policy, Code of Conduct, and Missing from Education procedures and the role of the DSL/DDSL. Arbour has a responsibility to report any safeguarding concerns about the welfare of a child to our safeguarding partners such as the Police or Children's Services. We will aim to discuss any concerns with you but this may not always be possible. 

Key Contacts at School for Safeguarding Children

Call the school office on 0161 464 3483 to contact the following Safeguarding Leads here at Arbour Academy:

Designated Safeguarding Person/Lead – Mrs M. Peart (see top image on right)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Person/Lead – Ms D. Hindley (see bottom image on right) 


External Contacts for Safeguarding Children

Should you have a concern about the welfare of a child and you are unable to contact any of the above members of staff  then you are able to refer directly to The Bridge with the following contact details:

The Bridge Partnership

for child protection referrals
Tel: 0161 603 4500 or e-mail: worriedaboutachild@salford.gov.uk
Out of hours Emergency Duty Team 0161 794 8888 
You can also make a referral by clicking here.

GMP Public Protection Investigation Unit (PPIU)

for referrals/consultation about crime-related safeguarding concerns
Tel: 0161 856 5171 or e-mail: parklane.ppiu@gmp.police.uk

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

For managing allegations against an employee (or volunteer)
Tel: 0161 603 4350 / 4445

Operation Encompass

At Arbour Academy, our children are our utmost priority and the safeguarding of those children who attend is at the forefront of everything we do. Every member of staff is fully trained and fully aware of their safeguarding responsibilities as outlined in KCSIE 2023 and within the Salford context. If you have any concerns about the safety of a child at  Arbour Academy, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead Michelle Peart at the academy, or see our safeguarding policy for further information.