Ambleside Academy staff are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This culture means we have a Safeguarding Policy and procedures in place.
All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and Governors) are made aware of these procedures, through initial induction and then regular training. We encourage parents and carers to read the Safeguarding Policy, found in the policy section of this website.
Sometimes, where there are concerns about a child’s welfare, we may need to share information, and work in partnership with other agencies We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with their parents/carers first – unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL)
Principal & DSL
Trust Safeguarding Lead
If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please record your concern, and any observations or conversations heard, and report to one of the DSLs, as soon as possible on the same day. Do NOT conduct your own investigation.
If your concern relates to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff, then you should report this to the Principal.
If you are concerned about the Principal, you should refer the matter to the Chair of Governors.