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Please find below documents relating to safeguarding in the Academy.

If you have any safeguarding concerns or would like to speak to someone in the Academy about the safeguarding and welfare of our young people please speak to

  • Mrs Anderson (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Ms Vann (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Mrs Dawkins (Attendance Lead)
  • Mrs Buzer (SENDco)
  • Mrs Anderson (Prevent Duty Lead)
  • Mrs Anderson (designated teacher for Looked After Children)
  • Mrs Rozier (ESafety Lead)


We are aware that a new version of Working Together to Safeguard Children was published in December 2023. Although our policies refer to the older version which was current at the start of the academic year we do of course comply with all the requirements of the new document.


For further support outside of the school please refer to the Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Safeguarding Partnership Board.

Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Safeguarding Partnership Board

Our position in relation to sexual violence and sexual harassment

Sexual Abuse within Schools: Child on Child Abuse, Sexual Violence and Harassment and Harmful Sexual Behaviour: Our position as a trust and within all our academies is clear: sexual violence and sexual harassment are never acceptable, will never be tolerated and are not an inevitable part of growing up. Such behaviour will never go unchallenged or become accepted and we remain committed to working openly and transparently to promote mutual respect. We will always act on concerns raised. Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy has guidance within it around the indicators of child-on-child abuse and harmful sexual behaviour along with our response procedures. All relevant Safeguarding Policies are available on individual academy websites. All pupils are taught the Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum.

Operation Encompass

At Welland Academy, we are working in partnership with Cambridgeshire Police and Peterborough City Council to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic abuse in their home; this scheme is called Operation Encompass. In order to achieve this, Cambridgeshire’s Education Safeguarding Team will share police information of all domestic incidents, where one of our pupils has been present, with the Designated Safeguarding Lead(s) (DSL)/Domestic Abuse (DA)Lead. On receipt of any information, the DSL/DA Lead will decide on the appropriate support the child may require. The Operation Encompass information is stored in line with all other confidential safeguarding and child protection information. All information sharing and resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with the ‘Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Joint Agency Protocol for Domestic Abuse – Notifications to Schools, Colleges and Early Years settings’.