Barnsley Academy recognises that safeguarding encompasses the duties of child protection and promoting the rights and welfare of children. As such, it is:
- Everyone’s responsibility to safeguard children
- Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play; and
- Everyone working with children maintains an attitude of ‘it could happen here’.
This includes all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school.
It also applies to contractors and visitors during any interactions they may have with children, United Learning central office staff and to Trustees, working in or on behalf of the school.