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.

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Charter Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2020-21

COVID-19 Addendum for Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Jan 2021

Appendix A

PDF iconAppendix D Recruitment and appointment policy April 2019 to 2021

Looked After Children Policy

Procedure for managing allegations of abuse against staff 2020-21

Designated Safeguarding                


Mrs P. Dawson T: 02392824204       

Child Protection and Safeguarding Officer Mrs D. Howe T: 02392824204       

Deputy Designated Safeguarding                

Lead/Lead Teacher for LAC

Ms. V Hart T: 02392824204