Safeguarding at Macmillan Academy is of paramount importance.

Keeping our students safe from harm and ensuring their ongoing wellbeing and development is our highest priority. We continually strive to ensure that our policies and practices reflect the most up to date guidance and that we use established best practice in order to provide excellent safeguarding to those in our care.

All staff are aware of their responsibilities around safeguarding our students.


Safeguarding At The Academy

Safeguarding students is the academy's first objective in the education and welfare of its students. All staff are provided with safeguarding training annually. Training is also provided to new staff during their induction. Safeguarding students is the responsibility of every adult within the organisation regardless of whether they are in a paid role or work at the academy in a voluntary capacity.

Relevant checks are made against all employees and, where outside agencies are 'lone working' with students, proof of relevant checks are provided to the Academy and held in a single central record. Adults (e.g. contractors) who visit the Academy but do not have proof of relevant checks, are escorted at all times to avoid any potential harm to students.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are visible in the academy and provide support and guidance to staff and students regarding keeping students safe from harm. The DSL and DDSLs work with outside agencies, staff, students, parents/carers and the wider community to ensure the safety of students and the prevention of harm.

Safeguarding is understood by the academy to encompass historic harm, ongoing harm and the potential for harm to occur. The academy also understands that abuse can be revealed through a disclosure by a student or through emerging patterns of behaviour or presentation. The academy takes its responsibility to record information accurately and in a timely manner seriously. Information is stored in accordance with GDPR legislation and only shared with relevant people.

Macmillan Academy staff are aware of their duty of care towards students including, but not limited to; potential for radicalisation, extremism, forced marriage, FGM, InCel, neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and emotional abuse. Macmillan Academy are also aware of their key student demographics and the cultural norms that may pose a risk to student safety.

Key Safeguarding Contacts
Role Name and Contact Details
Designated Safeguarding Lead Miss Daffurn
f.daffurn@macademy.org.uk / 01642 800800
Safeguarding Officer (Year 7, Year 8 & Post-16) Mrs Myers
c.myers@macademy.org.uk / 01642 800800
Safeguarding Officer (Year 9, Year 10 & Year 11) Miss Jenkinson
h.jenkinson@macademy.org.uk / 01642 800800
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) Mr Peter Storey
middlesbroughLADO@middlesbrough.gov.uk / 01642 726004 / 07929854418
Multi Agency Children's Hub (MACH) Team Middlesbrough MACH:
MiddlesbroughMACH@middlesbrough.gov.uk / 01642 726004

Redcar MACH:
RedcarMACH@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk / 01642 130700

Stockton MACH (Children's Hub or CHUB):
childrenshub@hartlepool.gov.uk / 01429 284284


Useful Links
Keeping Safe on the Interent
Academy Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
Prevent
Travelling To Conflict Zones
Mental Health and Wellbeing Page
Keeping Children Safe in Education
Young Persons Guide to Working Together to Safeguard Children
Whistleblowing Policy