Safeguarding and Child Protection

Foxwood Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school.

We follow the procedures set out by the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board (See the procedures online) and take account of guidance issued by the Department for Children, Schools and Families.

School Safeguarding Team

If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to one of the following:

Mrs Carolyn Smith - Assistant Head Teacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Angie Potter - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


Cause for Concern

Our first priority is of course your child’s welfare and school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its students. However there may be occasions when we have reason to be concerned that a student may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse. We will ensure that our concerns about a student are discussed with his/her parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the student's welfare. In this case school is obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures as set out by the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board and inform Social Services.

If you are being abused or you are concerned about a student

  • tell someone you trust
  • contact Children's Social Care tel: 0300 500 80 80
  • in an emergency outside of office hours please call our emergency duty team on tel: 0300 456 4546
  • if you work for Nottinghamshire County Council or one of our partner agencies see the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) page
  • in an emergency dial 999, if less urgent phone 101.
Relevant Policies
If you would like further information about keeping your child safe, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) has lots of advice and guidance. Please see the link below.