All staff and governors at The Acorn Federation are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All volunteers are expected to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed both here and in the Key Documents section of our website. Further policies linked to safeguarding our pupils can be found in the Key Documents area of the website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. All staff and governors have undertaken Prevent training.
We support the Stopping Domestic Abuse Together Initiative.
Our Lead Safeguarding Officer is Mrs Teresa Bosley (Headteacher).
Our Deputy LSO at Marston Montgomery is Mrs Lousie Thomas (Lead Teacher).
Our Deputy LSO at Long Lane is Mrs Stephanie McManus (Lead Teacher).
Safeguarding Governor is Mr Jonathan Calow