Pupil Safety

Safeguarding Overview

At The Laurel Academy the safeguarding and welfare of every student is key within all the work that we do. All statutory guidelines are followed with regards to safeguarding and child protection.

Key Staff

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mr G Oldfield (Vice Principal)

Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Mrs J Hood

Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Ms S Humphries

Staff training

All key staff have received the relevant training in Safeguarding from Doncaster LA to the appropriate level for their roles

Every member of staff at The Laurel Academy has received appropriate safeguarding training to enable them to fulfil their roles in the protection of every student.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead has received the latest ‘Prevent’ training aimed at supporting schools in their roles in preventing extremism and radicalisation.

All staff at The Laurel Academy will also receive the relevant ‘Prevent’ training to support them in their roles in preventing extremism and radicalisation.

All staff at The Laurel Academy are aware of the relevant guidance from the Department for Education in relation to the safeguarding of children. 

What to do if you are concerned?

If you have any concerns over the safeguarding, or welfare of any student at The Laurel Academy, please contact one of the Safeguarding Officers. They can be contacted on:

You can find our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy on our Statutory Information page here.

For the best interests of all our students we use the following safeguarding measures: 

Cause for Concern – CPOMS

Staff are asked to report any causes for concern on the CPOMS system immediately. An alert will automatically go to the Safeguarding Team who will then ensure that the concern is picked up and dealt with in a timely manner.

If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other student at The Laurel Academy please do not hesitate to contact Mr Oldfield or Mrs Hood who know who to contact for the best advice and help and is experienced in using the appropriate degree of confidentiality.


All lateness and absences are recorded by the Attendance Team. Reasons will be sought for all absence or lateness. Attendance is monitored through these systems and referrals to the Safeguarding Team can be made. Parents will always be informed of concerns around attendance at the earliest point. If attendance concerns continue the Academy will refer to the Education Welfare Service. 

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