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At Waverley Junior Academy we have a Safeguarding Team but all adults in school have a responsibility to promote and safeguard the welfare of children.  We constantly seek to identify and overcome barriers to learning as this is an important part of the partnership between school and families.

Our systems are designed to:

  • Prevent unsuitable people working with children and young people
  • Promote safe practice and challenge poor and unsafe practice
  • Identify instances in which there are grounds for concern about a child’s welfare and give adults in school the route for them to take the appropriate action


There are different posters displayed around school to help advise anyone who has a safeguarding concern. These include posters with information on how to contact the Safeguarding Team, posters displaying the 9 Key Characteristics and posters about which documents are important to guide us. Leaflets about important agendas including prevent can be found in key locations. 

School takes the appointing of new staff very seriously and follows the ‘Safer Recruitment’ advice from the Local Authority. Our staff and volunteers are all DBS checked to ensure all our pupils stay safe.

Should you wish to discuss child protection and the safety of your child, or indeed any other topic involving your child, please feel free to contact any member of the safeguarding team:

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Cathryn Keeton, Principal
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Rachel Bolton or Mrs Claire Rose
  • Governor with Responsibility for Safeguarding - Mr John Barton
  • ACET Designated Safeguarding Lead – Cheryl Barquero




Our Child Protection Policy complies with the South Yorkshire Local Safeguarding Children Boards Child Protection Procedures, and can be found by clicking here.