Quest Academy takes seriously our statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within the schools to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm.
MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to providing the highest standard of education for all learners based on equality of access and opportunity. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of our approach as:
- protecting children from maltreatment;
- preventing impairment of children’s 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.
The Trust believes that all learners:
- have the right to be protected from harm and / or abuse;
- have the opportunity to develop fully;
- have their basic needs met.
All staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which learners can learn. We provide appropriate and regular training to ensure that all staff are able to carry out this essential duty.
Our full Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded from our policy page here
General responsibilities for safeguarding
- The Interim Principal, Tyla Owen, has overall responsibility for safeguarding and is the Designated Safeguarding Lead. (DSL)
- Our SENCO, Ben Makins, is the Designated Teacher for Children Looked After and is a member of the Safeguarding Team.
- We have a number of staff who are DSLs from different disciplines. Please see our Safeguarding Policy
- The Local Advisory Board have a named Lead for Safeguarding.
- MacIntyre Academies Trust Board is responsible for safeguarding procedures and practices. The Trust Board has a nominated Trustee who acts as the nominated Safeguarding Trustee.
You can contact the DSL Team on 01788 593112.