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 The safety of the children who attend Fulwood Academy is of the up most importance to the parents/carers, staff and Governors.

Every member of our school is committed to the safeguarding of pupils, staff and families. We ensure that any concern raised is responded to with rigour, and record all incidents and communications.

      What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding means:

• Protecting children and from abuse and maltreatment
• Preventing harm to children’s health or development
• Ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
• Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes

To ensure that concerns raised are appropriately dealt with, we, as a school, work with a range of partners across a range of professional services. We make referrals to social care, Lancashire Police, the Early Action Team and other organisations who work to ensure the physical and emotional treatment of those in our community is fair and appropriate.

Please contact the school immediately if you feel you have a concern regarding the welfare of a member of Fulwood Academy’s community. Concerns may be passed to the appropriate Head of Year via telephone or email. Ms Wells is the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead and will respond to concerns raised, ensuring that the school’s processes and policies are followed.

We appreciate that sometimes these issues may be challenging for parents and pupils. We will always work to support our community working closely with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Counselling Services and a range of other organisations.

 The Sharp System

Safeguarding Policy

To view our Safeguarding Policy please click here

Contact Details:

For safeguarding concerns email: keepingsafe@fulwoodacademy.co.uk
For bullying concerns email: anti-bullying@fulwoodacademy.co.uk
Fulwood Academy:
Blackbull Lane, Preston, PR2 9YR
Main Switchboard:
01772 719060

Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Ms Wells (Assistant Principal) is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), (previously known as the ‘named person’) for child protection who have received appropriate training and support for this role. In Ms Wells’ absence members of the Safeguarding Team are available: Mr Chagas, Mrs Nightingale, Mrs Boydell, Mrs Slater or Mrs Goacher

The nominated governor (Mrs Joan Dean) is responsible for child protection.

 Other areas of interest

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