This policy sets out Ark’s commitment to safeguarding the children in our academies and describes in sections 1 to 5 the approach, aims and scope of the policy. Sections 6 to 8 outline roles and responsibilities for safeguarding. Section 9 to 13 outlines core definitions, procedures and information for use in schools. Further links and guidance are given in the appendices.

Whilst our policies cover the all safeguarding issues we acknowledge that County Lines and Criminal Exploitation are significant issues faced within our context. These are covered in Appendix A and for additional information on supporting young people please go to 'Safeguarding Information for Parents' page on our website.

Click the link below for the full policy.

Child Protection Team
Designated Safeguarding Lead Ms Claire Bessa
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Ms Rachael Downey
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Ms Charlotte Willis

If you have a concern and would like to contact the team, please email