Badock’s Wood E-ACT Academy has a duty of care to keep all our pupils safe. All our staff adhere strictly to the Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2018) guidelines.

Safeguarding is a priority for everyone at the academy and it is important that all pupils and concerned adults feel they can ask for help or raise a concern at any time.

Our academy works in partnership with external agencies and professionals for specialised support when needed.

Please see our staying safe online page to read information to help make sure pupils are accessing the internet safely.

Meet the safeguarding team

  • The designated safeguarding lead is Headteacher Becky Harriman
  • Sophie Jenkins is a deputy safeguarding lead and Family Link Worker
  • Sam Kelly, Joe Elwood, Helen Robbins and Claire Peters are also deputy safeguarding leads
  • John Spring is the E-ACT regional safeguarding lead

Additional support is provided through our mini leads:

  • Prevent Single Point of Contact – Becky Harriman
  • Female Genital Mutilation – Becky Harriman
  • Child Sexual Exploitation – Sophie Jenkins
  • Online Safety – Dan Gallop
  • Equality and Diversity – Joe Elwood

At our Academy, safeguarding is an integral part of everything we do. If you have any concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child, please speak to a member of our safeguarding team (above). Our safeguarding expectations are led by the guidance provided in the Keeping Children Safe in Education document. All staff have read and signed this agreement and it is prevalent in our safeguarding policies and practices. We also cover safeguarding topics and content through our e-safety e-sense curriculum. Please see the relevant documents below:

Child Protection & safeguarding policy

keeping children safe in education


We teach children how to stay safe through regular assemblies, our jigsaw PSHE curriculum and our e-safety commitment.

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