Academy@Worden is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all of our pupils. All members of staff and governors understand their safeguarding responsibilities and work together to provide a safe environment in which children can learn.  

All staff and governors are trained to a level which is appropriate to their safeguarding responsibilities.  They receive annual Safeguarding update training and are aware of the procedures for passing on any concerns within school.  We monitor our training and hold records of all training in school.   We strive to ensure that consistent safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school. 

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing the impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care, and 
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
  • Safeguarding includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and so much more.

Pupil attendance is monitored closely and concerns are shared as appropriate with parents/carers, Social Care and the school safeguarding team. 
We work effectively with other agencies and parents/cares to safeguard young people.

If you are worried about the welfare of a child at Academy@Worden you can ring 01772 421021 and ask to speak to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (Mr Paul Cairns) or email The Safeguarding Team –

The school’s Safeguarding Team consists of:

Mr Alan Hammersley (Headteacher/DSL)
Mr Paul Cairns (Designated Safeguarding Lead) Email:
Mrs Laura Wood (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Mr Stephen Porter (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Mr Jonathan Haworth (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Mrs Joanna Cairns (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Mrs Michelle Partridge (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)


The school’s safeguarding policies and procedures are in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding uses, which include tackling radicalisation and extremism together with recording and monitoring processes. The policies below are below are reviewed regularly in line with the latest guidance:

Safeguarding policies

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Emergency Numbers:

Lancashire Children’s Social Care: 0300 1236720
Police Emergency: 999
Whistleblowing: 01772 532500