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Safeguarding Policies at Ark Acton Academy

Safeguarding Contacts 
Designated Safeguarding Lead Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead 
Assistant Principal            

Ms Tamieka Sooknanan    

Tel: 0203 110 2436

Safeguarding officer   Ms Nadine Butler   

Tel: 0203 110 2450


Online Safeguarding Lead Looked After Children Lead 
Head of Character                        

Ms Nickael Briggs

Tel: 0203 110 2400

Safeguarding officer                        

Ms Nadine Butler

Tel: 0203 110 2450

Governor for Safeguarding Local Authority Designated Officer (Ealing)
Ms Tanya Sinclair Kogie Perumall
Ark Head of Safeguarding                          

Joycelyn Thompson


"Safeguarding is the name given to individuals and organisations working together to protect and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults." 

At Ark Acton Academy we take safeguarding very seriously. All adults who regularly work on our site are required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to prevent unsuitable people from working with students. All visitors are closely supervised when on site and will need to sign in with reception.

Ark Acton Academy is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted to our care.

Our Academy will support children by:

  • Promoting a caring, safe and positive learning environment
  • Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness
  • Effectively tackling bullying and harassment

We recognise that some children may be victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse.  Staff working with children are well placed to identify such abuse. 

If you have a concern that a child or children are being harmed, at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must report it to the safeguarding team named above.

Sharp System -

Appendix A safeguarding policy.pdf 

Appendix D Recruitment and Appointment Policy September 2016 - 2019

Ark Acton Allegations Against Professionals Procedure - January 2018-September 2018.pdf

Ark acton Antibullying policy_0.pdf

Ark Acton Attendance and Punctuality Policy - September 2014-September 2018.pdf

Ark Acton Behaviour Policy 2018_1.pdf

Ark Acton E safety policy.pdf

Ark Acton Schools Exclusions Policy.pd
Exclusions Policy - September 2018-September 2021_12.pdf

Complaints Policy & Procedure - September 2017-September 2020_18.pdf

Looked After Children Policy - September 2018-September 2019_3.pdf

Off-Site Visits Code of Practice - September 2017-September 2020.pdf

Procedure for managing allegations of abuse against staff - September 20....pdf

Procedure for managing allegations of abuse against staff - September 2018-September 2019_4.pdf

Safeguarding and child Protection Policy 2018 2019.pdf

Supporting Transgender Pupils Code of Practice September 2018-September 2021_1.pdf