​Sir Edmund Hillary Academy


Child Protection

The school is committed to safeguarding children. The Governing Body is responsible for ensuring the appropriate procedures are in place for the protection of children from abuse of any kind. The Head Teacher is the Designated Person, to whom anybody can bring concerns, and ensures that agreed procedures are in place if required. We operate the Local Authority/Government guidance for staff recruitment; Disclosure and Barring Service checks are carried out before any appointments are made. We also operate a whistle blowing policy if any members of staff have concerns about a pupil’s safety.  All staff regularly undergo child protection training.

In keeping with the Nottinghamshire Child Protection and Safeguarding Board expectations, we run a  graduated response in line with Nottinghamshire County Council’s Pathway To Provision. We record incidents and observations about children and often we will discuss these with you to keep you informed or to clarify and help you in the care and safeguarding of your children.

If we have concerns about your child and need to make a referral to Social Care (MASH) we will always inform you first, unless to do so puts your child at further risk or danger, or we have tried to contact you and not been able to get through.

If you have concerns about a child's welfare or safety, Social Care may be contacted through the MASH team on 0300 5008090

Our full policy on safeguarding, Whole School Child Protection Policy, can be found within the Key Policies section of this website. 


Advice on keeping your children safe on-line can be found on our E-safety page.