At Meadow Park Academy, safeguarding children is extremely important to us. We believe that every child regardless of age has at all times and in all situations a right to feel safe and protected.
We work together with social care, the police, health services and other agencies to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. This includes following the local inter-agency procedures of Reading Borough Council’s Safeguarding Children Board.
Every complaint or suspicion of abuse from within or outside the school will be taken seriously and in all proper circumstances will be referred to these external agencies.
We hope that parents and children will feel free to talk about any concerns and will see school as a safe place if there are any difficulties at home. Working closely with children and families means we are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children to prevent concerns from escalating.
Designated Lead Professional for Safeguarding Children
The Designated Lead Professionals for Safeguarding at Meadow Park Academy are:
Lucy Atkinson - Deputy Headteacher
Alexis King - Family Worker
The Deputy Designated Lead Professional is Stieve Butler (Headteacher).
Please contact any of these individuals if you have concerns about a child who attends Meadow Park Academy, or if you have any questions surrounding Safeguarding or Child Protection.
Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be viewed or downloaded below.