The Nuneaton Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and procedures in place.  We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying the/our safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.  Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.

The Nuneaton Academy understand that multi-agency working is essential in safeguarding children.  Our duty to protect the pupils in our care from significant harm, depends on our effective joint working with external agencies through, for example, the initiation of CAFs and the provision of support via family group conferencing.  Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.  We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our Academy, please talk to one of the Academy’s Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs).  Photographs of the Designated Safeguarding Leads are shown below.  

The Nuneaton Academy Safeguarding Governor is Mrs A Melville.