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Safeguarding Statement

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.


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Welcome to NSAT Safeguarding 

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:

  • Fully adopting each revision of ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ and ‘Section 3 of the Early Years Framework’
  • Ensuring that each academy follows the NSAT Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy in addition to Safeguarding School Specific Arrangements
  • By undertaking internal/external reviews and audits. Making sure that each school is statutorily compliant, staff training and professional development is the best it can be
  • Having a Safeguarding Governor on each local governing body
  • Having a Trustee with special responsibility for leading safeguarding
  • Providing supervision and support for our safeguarding colleagues

NSAT Safeguarding Team

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Recent Developments

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.

NSAT Safeguarding Strategy
NSAT Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
NSAT Model School Specific Arrangements

Everyone within our community and the wider community is responsible for safeguarding each other.

Whistleblowing Procedures

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: 

  • Contact the Chair of Governors via the school address or by email to: governance@nsat.org.uk
  • Contact the Chief Executive Officer or the Chair of Trustees via NSAT Business Centre, Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1QN, or by email to: governance@nsat.org.uk

Free, confidential advice about Whistleblowing can also be obtained from Protect: https://protect-advice.org.uk

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