Safeguarding at Warren Academy

At Warren Primary Academy, all stakeholders who work with us fully recognize the contribution the school makes to safeguarding children. We recognize that the safety and protection of all pupils is of paramount importance and that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in providing early help protecting pupils from harm. We believe that the school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment, which promotes all pupils’ social, physical, emotional and moral development. 

Children have a right to be cared for and protected, protecting them is everyone’s responsibility. Here at Warren Academy, we have a duty of care to ensure that all users of the school are kept safe from harm. We are committed to provide a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible people. Safeguarding children is an essential part of our holistic approach to ensure that children are protected from abuse and neglect and that every child reaches their full potential.

Effective safeguarding of children can only be achieved by putting children at the centre and by every individual and agency playing their full part; working together to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children; in line with Working Together to Keep Children Safe 2018 and Keeping Children Safe in Education (KSCIE) 2023.

Further information about safeguarding at Warren can be found in our safeguarding policy, and additional policy documents below.

Policies & Documents

What do I do if I am concerned about a child that attends Warren?

If you are concerned about a child at Warren, please speak to a member of our safeguarding team:

Mrs Salam – Head of School and Lead DSL

Mrs Ford – Early Years Leader and Lead DSL

Mr Middleton – Executive Headteacher and DSL

Mrs Bennett – SENDCO and DSL

Mrs Shaw – Assistant Headteacher and DSL

Mrs Neat – Family Liaison and Deputy DSL

Mrs Curtis – Office Manager and Deputy DSL

Mr Stewart Armstrong – Safeguarding link governor

As a parent or member of the public, we all have a duty of care to ensure that we support the safeguarding of all young people and those who are deemed vulnerable. If you have a safeguarding concern during the hours of Monday to Friday between 8 am and 5 pm, if you believe someone’s life is in immediate danger then you should call 999, otherwise you can call MASH ( multi agency safeguarding hub). They can be reached on you will be able to discuss and share you concern with them, you can remain anonymous, however, it is helpful if you are able to share who you are, which will remain confidential. This allows them to be able to filter out malicious calls.

If you have a concern which is out of usual hours, where someone’s life is in immediate danger then you must call 999, However, if you feel that you are concerned and it doesn’t quite meet the threshold of a 999 call you can contact Nottingham City Social Care Out of hours emergency duty team on 0300 456 4546.

For other concerns, you can also contact Nottingham City or Nottinghamshire County Safeguarding teams:

Nottingham City Children and Families Safeguarding Team: 0115 876 4800

Nottingham City Safeguarding Partnership

Nottinghamshire Children and Families Safeguarding Team: 0300 500 80 80

Safeguarding curriculum

Our academy safeguarding curriculum for each key stage can be found here:

Key Stage 1

What do I do if I am concerned about my own child?

Further mental health and wellbeing support services in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County: