Cleadon Church of England Academy

Flourishing together as one


If you have a safeguarding concern our team can be contacted during office hours on (0191) 5367813. 


Our Whistleblowing procedure is included within the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy (see above).


Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr G. Scott

Mr G. Robb

Deputy DSL

Miss J. Merrin


Academy Council Safeguarding Link

Mr D. Hall


In school we use a  software solution called CPOMS for monitoring Safeguarding, wellbeing and all pastoral issues. Working alongside existing safeguarding processes, CPOMS is an intuitive system which helps to ensure that children, young people and adults are safe and fully supported. CPOMS allows all staff to record information online and ensure the relevant people are alerted immediately. The major benefit of CPOMS however is how it brings together all safeguarding and pastoral care concerns to one place, alongside the necessary tools to analyse each child’s situation simply and thoroughly. 

Child Friendly Safeguarding Policy

Below is a copy of our child friendly Safeguarding policy and poster that has been shared with all children in school. The aim of this is to develop their understanding of Safeguarding and for them to understand who to talk to if they have an issue.


KidSafe UK Safeguarding provides training, all lesson plans and resources to give the confidence to any member of your Our trained school staff deliver fun, age appropriate, preventative, safeguarding programmes directly to children without shattering their innocence.

The staff are trained to deliver the full range of KidSafe programmes and the school becomes a KidSafe Registered School. The course equips participants with skills required to deliver the full KidSafe programmes in their own school. KidSafe Registered Schools show commitment to safeguarding / child protection. 

Prevent Strategy

What is the Prevent strategy?

 Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.

How does the Prevent strategy apply to schools?

 From July 2015 all schools (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence. Importantly, we can provide a safe place for pupils to discuss these issues so they better understand how to protect themselves. 

What does this mean in practice?

 Many of the things we already do in our school to help children become positive, happy members of society also contribute to the Prevent strategy.

 These include:


  • Exploring other cultures and religions and promoting diversity and tolerance
  • Challenging prejudices and racist comments
  • Developing critical thinking skills and a strong, positive self-identity
  • Promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, as well as British values such as democracy.

We will also protect children from the risk of radicalisation, for example by using filters on the internet to make sure they can’t access extremist and terrorist material, or by vetting visitors who come into school to work with pupils. We will carry out our Prevent duty in different ways, depending on the age of the children and the needs of our community. 


Frequently Asked Questions

 How does Prevent relate to British values?

Schools have been required to promote British values since 2014, and this will continue to be part of our response to the Prevent strategy. British values include:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty and mutual respect
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

Isn’t my child too young to learn about extremism?

The Prevent strategy is not just about discussing extremism itself, which may not be appropriate for younger children. It is also about teaching children values such as tolerance and mutual respect. Our School will make sure any discussions are suitable for the age and maturity of the children involved.

Is extremism really a risk in our area?

Extremism can take many forms, including political, religious and misogynistic extremism. Some of these may be a bigger threat in our area than others. We will give children the skills to protect them from any extremist views they may encounter, now or later in their lives.



Extremism – vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values such as democracy, the rule of law and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

Ideology – a set of beliefs

Terrorism – a violent action against people or property, designed to create fear and advance a political, religious or ideological cause

Radicalisation – the process by which a person comes to support extremism and terrorism


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