Newton Road School believes that it is of the utmost importance to have good systems for protecting children and safeguarding their welfare. This means that all those who work with children in the school must be alert to possible concerns about every student and report these appropriately.

In order to protect our children we aim to:

Create an atmosphere where all our pupils can feel secure, valued and listened to.

  • Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse.
  • Respond quickly and effectively to cases of suspected abuse.

Our school will support all children by:

  • Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness whilst not condoning aggression or bullying.
  • Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the academy.

Everyone working with our children should be aware that:

  • Their role is to listen and note carefully any observations which could indicate abuse.
  • They should not attempt to investigate once the initial concern is raised.
  • They should involve the Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) immediately.
  • If the DSO’s are not available, the Principal should be contacted.
  • A disclosure of abuse or harm can be made at any time (lesson times, break times, after school etc).
  • Before outside agencies are invited into the academy to work with our children, or to carry out work on the premises, staff are required to ensure that all relevant DBS checks and identification has been seen.

If you have a concern that a child is being harmed or is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally), you must contact one of our DSOs who are:

Miss Mills, Mrs Abel, Mrs Robinson and Mrs Butler.

Our Lead Designated Person for Safeguarding is Mrs Liz Abel.

Click here to access our school Safeguarding Policy

Click here to access Northampton Safeguarding Children Board

Click here to access NCC MASH Information for Parents

Click here to access NSPCC information

Click Here to access Domestic Violence Support

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