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‘All adults in school have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.’

Safeguarding children is a priority for the academy. We have clear aims, policies and procedures to keep children safe.

Our Child Protection Policy complies with the South Yorkshire Local Safeguarding Children Boards Child Protection Procedures, and can be found on our academy website.

The procedures place a statutory duty on Swinton Academy and adults within the academy to safeguard and promote the welfare of children with due consideration to equality.

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 the academy the route for them to take the appropriate action

The systems contribute to partnership working between all those involved with providing services for children which includes our community police officer, school nurse and social care.

The recruitment of staff to the academy is carried out with due regard to the statutory documentation from the DFE ‘Keeping children safe in education' (2023)

If you have any concerns about the safeguarding of a young person contact:

The Designated Safeguarding Lead Cheryl Barquero - 

or The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: James Graham -

and Michelle Smith -

The Governor with Responsibility for Safeguarding is Claire Hand

The Designated Safeguarding Lead - ACET is Rachel Denton -

The Governor with Responsibility for Safeguarding - ACET is Sally Wheatley

Every Child Matters at Swinton and all adults have responsibility for safeguarding.

Click on the links below for information on safeguarding the welfare of children and how to keep your children safe when they are online.


CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

Rotherham Local Children’s Safeguarding Board

Keeping kids safe - Children, mobiles and the internet

Safety Net – Keeping Children Safe Online