Northern Star Academies Trust believes that a child (defined by law as anyone up to 18 yrs old) should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare and health of all children, and to keep them safe and free from harm. Safeguarding is a range of activities undertaken by everyone to hold the fundamental right of all stakeholders to feel SAFE within our community.
NSAT believes safeguarding children is the number one priority for our Trust community. We are committed to promoting the safeguarding and welfare of our stakeholders. We expect everyone to share this commitment.
NSAT supports our academies in a number of ways:
We have recently developed our NSAT Safeguarding Strategy. Below is a link to our Safeguarding Strategy, Model Safeguarding & Child Protection Policies, Safeguarding and School Specific.
Everyone within our community and the wider community is responsible for safeguarding each other.
Any concerns about inappropriate conduct in school by members of staff or visitors must be taken to the Head of Academy or a member of the Safeguarding team immediately.
If you do not feel you can take your concern to the above people, please either:
Free, confidential advice about Whistleblowing can also be obtained from Protect: https://protect-advice.org.uk