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Safeguarding – Site Specific Arrangements

At Rushden Primary Academy we take safeguarding very seriously. All staff and volunteers undergo annual safeguarding training, and all visitors to the school are given a short information leaflet outlining what they should do if they have any concerns about a child.

Our Safeguarding Team are:

Lindsay Edwards - Deputy Principal and Safeguard Lead (DSL)

Gayle Bacon - Interim Principal and Deputy Safeguard Lead

Debs Francis - Family Support Worker and Deputy Safeguard Lead

Emma Larbey - SENCo and Deputy Safeguard Lead

Sophie Parker - Deputy Safeguard Lead

Laura Blight - Deputy Safeguard Lead

For information about Early Help in Northamptonshire click on th link below.

Safeguarding during the Covid-19 pandemic

Amid the Covid 19 pandemic, supporting the wellbeing of children has never been so important. To this end, SSS Learning have produced a free Safeguarding Children 10 Top Tips Parent Resource designed to offer advice on how parents can safeguard their child/ren's mental health and promote their wellbeing. It is available as both a document and a short video presentation.

The link to both resources is here:

Sexual Abuse within Schools: Peer on Peer Abuse, Sexual Violence and Harassment and Harmful Sexual Behaviour

Our position as a Trust and within all our academies is clear: sexual violence and sexual harassment are never acceptable, will never be tolerated and are not an inevitable part of growing up. Such behaviour will never go unchallenged or become accepted and we remain committed to working openly and transparently to promote mutual respect.

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy has guidance within it around the indicators of peer on peer abuse and harmful sexual behaviour along with our response procedures. All relevant Safeguarding Policies are available on our website.

All students are taught the Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum.

The appropriate means for disclosing an allegation of abuse relating to another student is always to inform a member of the academy’s safeguarding team directly or a member of the Trust Safeguarding Directorate. In the event that an allegation is made against a member of staff, this must be sent to the Academy Principal or directly to the Trust Safeguarding Directorate. We will always act on concerns raised.


Please see below for details of our Site Specific Safeguarding Arrangements and our Safeguarding Information for Volunteers and Visitors.