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

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children 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.

Ackworth School is committed to maintaining the health and safety of our pupils. We take our duty of care very seriously and ensure all staff have appropriate levels of safeguarding training.

Nancy Newlands-Melvin

Nancy Newlands-Melvin

Senior Deputy Head & Designated Safeguarding Lead

Hannah Ellis

Hannah Ellis

Deputy DSL (Operational)

Support available in the community

If you are worried about a child or young person call free on 0800 1111

Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call – 116 123 for free

Prevention of suicide in young people.

Hopeline – 0800 068 4141

LGBTQAI+ information and support

Guidance and Policies

Keeping children safe in education – Click Here

Equality Act 2010: guidance – Click Here

Ackworth School Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy View Policies