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Gooseacre Primary Academy is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying the/our safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.
If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school please talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead s (DSLs).
Gooseacre Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead s (DSLs) are:
Mrs K Godfrey – Principal
Mrs R Stansbury – Family Liaison & Safeguarding Officer

Mr M Allen – Safeguarding Governor

Our Safeguarding Policy can be found below:

Gooseacre Astrea Safeguarding Policy 

Our Anti – Bullying Policy can be found below:

Anti Bullying Policy

The academy has a comprehensive incident management and business continuity plan in place.