Safeguarding Our Children
At The Meadows Primary Academy, we aim to provide a safe, supportive and inclusive environment, which secures the well-being and very best outcomes for the children in our care. We have a duty of care to safeguard and promote the well-being of children.
We take this responsibility very seriously and as such, we have clear systems and procedures in place to ensure that no child should suffer from harm, at home or at school.
All staff (including teaching and non-teaching staff, temporary and supply staff, clerical, catering and cleaning staff, volunteers, students, extended school staff, club leaders and staff working on site employed by other services and agencies and those working with children and families in the community) have a statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. All staff are expected to adhere to The Meadows Primary Academy's safeguarding procedures and guidance at all times.
Copies of our safeguarding procedures and guidance, e.g. Child Protection Policy, Child Protection Concern Form, Whistleblowing Policy and DfE Guidance documents can be viewed either in the policies section of the website or obtained on request from the school office.
Preventing unsuitable people from working with children and young people is essential to keeping children safe, therefore we conduct rigorous selection and recruitment of staff and volunteers in accordance with the Safer Recruitment practice guidelines provided by Stoke on Trent Council.
If you are worried about the safety or welfare of any young person at home or at school, ensure that you report your concerns to the Designated Member of Staff for Child Protection.
The Designated Member of Staff for Child Protection may refer the matter to Stoke on Trent Social Care, the Police or other agencies, as all adults who come into contact with children at The Meadows have a duty of care to safeguard and promote their welfare.
The Designated Member of Staff for Child Protection is Emma Gater, Principal, although in her absence please inform Jill Walton or Lindsay Armstrong, or any of the school’s senior leaders, Ruth Argyle, Tracy Durose, Kirsty Carr, Kerry Linton or Miranda Burgess.