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City of Peterborough Academy


The City of Peterborough Academy and GAT take their responsabilities to safeguard the welfare of children, young people and adults very seriously and all staff, no matter what their role, will be committed to the policies and procedures to ensure all individuals are kept safe, free from harm and have their needs and welfare promoted at all times. This includes the welfare of colleagues and those who have any role to play in the life of the 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.


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.


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

You can find the trust-wide safeguarding policy here.

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

Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Mr D Baines

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mrs C Todd

Mrs E Warner

Mrs E Fleming

Safeguarding Officer Mrs F Parkinson