Cathedral Academy understands its responsibilities towards child protection and safeguarding and gives student safety the highest priority. We are committed to ensuring that students feel safe in their education and if we suspect that a child has been harmed, or may come to harm, will take action to safeguard and protect that child.

Parents can feel confident that careful procedures are in place to ensure that all staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children within the academy. The academy encourages parents and children to talk freely about any concerns or worries which may affect educational progress. It is important to us that parents and students see the academy as a safe place.

We have a number of child protection trained staff, who are available to discuss any concerns or questions you may have. These staff are listed here.We also have in place a range of policies and procedures to support our safeguarding commitment. This includes our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, and our Anti-Bullying Policy. These policies are available in the Statutory Information and Key Policies and Statements section.

Part of our role is to educate children and young people on how to keep themselves safe, either online, using mobile technology as well as to understand what is considered abuse. There are links to external sites here that provide help and advice for parents and carers, as well as students themselves.

Children, parents and staff are encouraged to report any concerns they may have about safety and welfare to the safeguarding team. Children will be taken seriously if they seek help from a member of staff. Students may be referred for additional bespoke support from external agencies who work closely with the academy. Cathedral academy will endeavour to work in partnership with parents at all times, where appropriate, to inform them of additional support required or accessed for their child.

If you have any concerns relating to any student in our academy please contact one of the designated members of the safeguarding team.