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Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility!

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.

If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact the following Designated Safeguarding Leads within the school:

Our Safeguarding Team are:

Emma Larbey - Designated Safeguarding Lead

Lindsay Edwards - Deputy Safeguarding Lead 

Gayle Bacon - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Debs Francis -Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sophie Parker - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Laura Blight - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

If a child is in immediate danger, left alone or missing, you should contact the police and/or ambulance directly by dialling 999.

If there is no immediate danger, but you have significant concerns about a child’s welfare, contact the Northamptonshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH team):

Contact details: 0300 126 7000 (MASH team) or via email

For more information about MASH:

If you have a concern regarding an adult working with children at Rushden Primary Academy please contact Gayle Bacon Interim Principal. You can also report directly to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO):

For the Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board click here.

For Early Help Information for Parents and Carers click here.

For the DfE Government Policy on Children Missing Education click here.

Sexual Abuse within Schools: Child on Child 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.

For the Trust's Safeguarding Policy please click here.