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Safeguarding Policies at Ark Acton Academy

Safeguarding Contacts 
Designated Safeguarding Lead Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Vice Principal               

Mr Tom Phillips    

Tel: 0203 110 2402


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead         

Ms Nadine Butler      

Tel: 0203 110 2450

Online Safeguarding Lead Looked After Children Lead 

Head of Character and Teacher Educator

Ms Nickael Briggs

Tel: 0203 110 2400


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead     

Ms Nadine Butler

Tel: 0203 110 2450

Governor for Safeguarding Local Authority Designated Officer (Ealing)
Ms Beulah D'Souza          

Kogie Perumall 

Tel: 020 8825 8930

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.

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Please see our Safeguarding Child Protection Policy here

Please see our Looked After Children Policyhere

Please see our Safeguarding Policy here

Please see our Supporting Transgender Pupils Code of Practice here