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Mansfield Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of the school community to share this commitment.

Safeguarding is what we do for all children to keep them safe whilst in our care. Child protection describes the policy and procedures specifically for those children who are at risk of serious harm or have been seriously harmed. 

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and all staff in school are well-trained and know how to safeguard pupils effectively. Our staff and volunteers go through all safeguarding checks on successful appointment to the school and when staff have concerns, they know who to speak to and understand the next steps that will take place. 

Mansfield Primary Academy Safeguarding Team

Academy based contacts

Name Role
Mr Jane  Principal
Miss Cotton Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Laity  Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Deputy Principal 
Mr Dean  Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Bacon eSafety Officer
Miss Cotton Prevent Duty Lead
Miss Cotton Designated Teacher for Looked After and  Previously Looked After Children
Mrs Laity Attendance Officer

All of the above named people can be contacted on 01623 624709


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 Trust-wide safeguarding policy can be read here.

Keeping children Safe in Education: 

We are aware that a new version of Working Together to Safeguard Children was published in December 2023. Although our policies refer to the older version which was current at the start of the academic year we do of course comply with all the requirements of the new document.


Early Help information here: Nottshelpyourself | The Early Help Unit

Children Missing in Education: Children missing education - GOV.UK (

Nottinghamshire Safeguarding board