This policy sets out Ark’s commitment to safeguard the children and young people in our academies. This document:

  • Sets out the scope and aims of the policy, leadership and management responsibilities in our network for those with a particular safeguarding remit
  • Details the key staff responsibilities, safeguarding procedures, policies and available information to academies to support safeguarding in our schools
  • Describes our support for the child and how we partner with our parents and carers

This policy has been developed in accordance with the principles established by the Children Act 1989 and 2004 and responsibilities under section 157 of the Education Act 2002. It reflects the current advice and guidance from the Department for Education and requires the academies in the network to take note of the priorities of their Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB).