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Our first priority is that ALL students feel safe and happy in our school.

We have an extensive Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy & Procedure which you can view by using the link below:
Safeguarding Policy

At Whitcliffe Mount we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we require all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. We acknowledge that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and all of our staff are trained to be vigilant and aware of the signs and indicators of abuse. We work with students to develop trusting, consistent and professional relationships. We promote early help processes and aim to identify any difficulties or concerns early in order to act preventatively. We will always provide support and advice for families and parents/carers, whilst acting in the best interests of the student.

Safeguarding also includes ensuring we follow safe working practices and provide a secure learning environment for our students and staff.

If you have any concerns about the safety of your child or any child at the school please do not hesitate to contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs K Starkey  or our team of Assistant Designated Safeguarding Officers at School. We have strong links and can refer students for a range of support. We are also an Operation Encompass school. 

Pupils are aware of staff within the academy who they can talk to regarding any safeguarding concerns.  Staff with safeguarding responsibility can be found below.

Welcome to our safeguarding team 

Mrs K Starkey - Designated Safeguarding Lead 1

Miss K Bland - Designated Safeguarding Lead 2

Mrs H Stubbins -  Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms P Ashworth - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss C Elsey - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

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