Safeguarding

Unified Academy (formerly Chart Wood School) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures and policies are in place to support students and staff at school and follow the guidance of Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2020. If a student or parent has a concern they should contact the school immediately.

COVID-19 SAFEGUARDING UPDATE: please see the Covid-19 annex to our safeguarding policy for details of how we continue to safeguard pupils through the coronavirus pandemic.

Unified Academy Covid-19 safeguarding annex

Please see our policy and procedure for further details.

Child Protection, Adult Protection and Safeguarding Policy

The safety of our students is our number one priority.  As we all know, the risks in modern society are varied and constantly changing and we cannot remove these, so we all need to help educate children in ways to keep themselves safe.

Safeguarding Team:

If anyone is worried that a student is being abused or there are safeguarding issues, the senior designated member of staff should be contacted. Alternatively you can contact the LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) at the Local Authority.

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) – Rachel Samuels Tel: 01737 215488 email: RSamuels@unifiedacademy.org

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) – Reece Nicholls Tel:01737 215488 email RNicholls@unifiedacademy.org

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) – Kerry Smith Tel: 01737 215488 email: KSmith@unifiedacademy.org

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) – Carly Murphy Tel: 01737 215488 email:         cmurphy@unifiedacademy.org

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) – Jo Yarlett Tel: 01737 215488 email:         jyarlett@unifiedacademy.org

Surrey Council Safeguarding Team Tel: 0300 200 1006

Designated Safeguarding Governor: Kelly Phillips – contact via the school office Tel: 01737 215488 or email info@unifiedacademy.org

For any safeguarding concerns the team can be contacted via the school office Tel: 01737 215488 or email: info@unifiedacademy.org

My son joined Unified Academy in September 2020 and it is the best educational setting for him.  As a parent, I was apprehensive about my son attending a new place, but the experience for him has been fantastic. Having had a tough time in previous schools, his attitude to attending school has been difficult. Unified Academy has changed his attitude towards school and that is thanks to the positivity of all the staff.  My son finally feels accepted and that is a great weight off my shoulders!

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