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Ingoldmells Academy


Safeguarding is everyone’s business and it is among the most important things we do. If our pupils do not feel safe, they will not learn.

The name of the academy’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr Mitchell. They can be contacted via the academy office.

We also have the following staff who are involved in the leadership of safeguarding:

  • Mrs Worthington (Deputy Principal, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
  • Mr Mulrainey (Family Key Worker)
  • Mr Hickinbottom (Educational Welfare Officer)
  • Mrs Clark (SENDCo)
  • You can find the trust-wide safeguarding policy here.

Our Local Safeguarding Children Partnership

The Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership is a statutory multi-agency partnership board. Their resources can be found using the link below.

Sexual Abuse within Schools: Child on Child Abuse, Sexual Violence and Harassment and Harmful Sexual Behaviour:

Our position as a trust and within all our academies is clear: sexual violence and sexual harassment are never acceptable, will never be tolerated and are not an inevitable part of growing up. Such behaviour will never go unchallenged or become accepted, and we remain committed to working openly and transparently to promote mutual respect. We will always act on concerns raised.

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy has guidance within it around the indicators of child-on-child abuse and harmful sexual behaviour along with our response procedures. All relevant Safeguarding Policies are available on individual academy websites.

All pupils are taught the Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum.

Prevent duty guidance:

We are aware that a new version of Working Together to Safeguard Children was published in December 2023. Although our policies refer to the older version which was current at the start of the academic year we do of course comply with all the requirements of the new document.