All staff at Redgate Primary Academy are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Parents can feel confident that careful procedures are in place to ensure that all staff and volunteers are suitable to work with pupils at the academy. We encourage parents, carers and children to talk freely about any concerns or worries that may affect educational progress. We recognise the importance of parents and carers knowing that their children are safe and happy, and know the impact that this can have on a child’s educational progress.

Children will be taken seriously if they seek help from a member of staff. Children may be referred for additional bespoke support from external agencies who work closely with the academy if necessary, with academy staff working in partnership with families at all times to inform them of additional support required or accessed for their child. However, staff cannot guarantee to consult parents first, or to keep children’s concerns confidential, if a referral must be made to agencies in order to safeguard the child’s welfare.

If you have any concerns relating to any child in our academy, please contact the academy office or email one of the following designated staff.

For urgent safeguarding concerns, please contact Courtney Hoop, Principal, on 07393 797357.

Safeguarding team

Name Role
Paul Shepherd Designated Safeguarding Lead
Courtney Hoop Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Claire Gouthwaite Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Lorraine Robinson Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Theresa Skillen Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Safeguarding policy

Redgate Primary Academy follow the Diverse Academies’ safeguarding policy, together with having our own local appendix which details all relevant contacts.

Our safeguarding policies are based on the statutory guidance for Keeping Children Safe in Education.

Find out more

If you have any concerns or queries about safeguarding, please contact our designated leads by emailing or contact us on 01623 455944.