South Pennine Academy

Safeguarding & Child Protection     






Named Trustee for safeguarding


Receive reports and review annually including in relation to Prevent Duty


At least annual review and challenge with CEO, Lead Principal and Trust DSL


Is responsible for monitoring statutory compliance with respect to safeguarding and child protection on behalf of the Boards.


Ensure all academies are working effectively in a multi-agency approach, to support the safety of children and young people.


Maintain high-level professional development in relation to this area.



Provides safeguarding and child protection guidance for all academies.


Monitors the implementation of the safeguarding and child protection guidance.


Ensures all Board members have the appropriate child protection checks and are recorded on the Single Central Record.

Appoints a member of the LAB who has a specific responsibility for ensuring the LAB is fully briefed on safeguarding and child protection in the Academy and undertakes safer recruitment training.


Receives summary reports including child protection, exclusions, attendance, behaviour in order to ensure the LAB is fully aware of the academy’s activity in this area and can support and challenge appropriately.


Undertake annual training as requested by the Principal. 


Is responsible for safeguarding and child protection within the Academy, ensuring a policy is in place.


Is responsible for ensuring a fully trained DSL is in place.


Ensure that a named person for Looked After Children is in place.


Is responsible for ensuring all staff receive annual training in line with statutory responsibilities.


Providing reports for the LAB.


Complying with Trust Policies.


Is responsible for ensuring timely completion of all audits relating to safeguarding.


Ensuring that the academy responds to local and national need/priorities.