Safeguarding is more than child protection. Safeguarding begins with promotion and preventative action which enables children and young people to grow up safely and securely in circumstances where their development and wellbeing is not adversely affected. It includes support to families and early intervention to meet the needs of children and continues through to child protection. At The High Weald Academy we take our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children and young people entrusted to our care seriously.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who has overall responsibility for child protection practice in school as well as our designated person for looked after children. is Mrs Lisa Barker, Senior Vice Principal. She is assisted by Mrs Sarah Turner, also a DSL, who is specifically trained in Child Protection.
If you have any queries or concerns about safeguarding, please call Mrs Barker or Mrs Turner on 01580 712754 or via our enquiry form.