The UK government has enacted legislation and published guidance to protect children from maltreatment, prevent the impairment of children’s health or development, ensure children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care, and enable children and young people to have the best outcomes. Responsibility for these aims is deemed to lie with everyone who comes into contact with children and families.

Newark Academy ensures that the safeguarding of all young people is at the heart of the school and the responsibility for this is with all staff; stakeholders uphold the ‘it could happen here’ approach in relation to all safeguarding and child protection matters as per Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 legislation.

The safeguarding team below work hard to support all child protection concerns and the whole staff body do so with the overall safeguarding of students and families in the Newark Academy community.

If you have any concerns regarding safeguarding, please contact the Newark Academy safeguarding team at

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