Definition of Safeguarding

Ofsted adopts the definition of safeguarding used in the Children Act 2004, and in the government’s guidance document Working together to safeguard children.  This can be summarised as:

Protecting children and young people from maltreatment

Preventing impairment of children and young people’s health or development

Ensuring that children and young people are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care

Undertaking that role so as to enable those children and young people to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully


Ash Hill Academy is committed to safeguarding all of our young people.  We acknowledge and understand that safeguarding is not only about protecting children from deliberate harm but in issues such as:

Students’ health and safety


Racist abuse

Harassment and discrimination

Use of physical intervention

Meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions

Providing first aid

Drug and substance misuse

Educational visits

Intimate care

Internet safety

Site security


Our Academy’s designated members of staff for Child Protection are:




Mrs T Page

Mrs S Welch

Mrs S Fotheringham 
Mrs K Falkingham K Falkingham
Mrs J Ryan J Ryan
Mrs E Sprott E Sprott

Mr D Johnston


Mrs M Wilkinson




Mr B Reynolds

 B Reynolds