Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding children means:


  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

The GFM are committed to safeguarding the welfare of our pupils and to providing a safe environment with robust systems to ensure the safety and healthy development of all our pupils, within the Academy and through all curriculum activity.



Please refer to our policy and procedures.

Child Protection

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Kerry Sharpe

Designated Safeguarding Lead Ms Sharon Fuller
Designated Safeguarding Lead – Primary Phase Mrs Georgina Mulhall
Designated Safeguarding Lead Miss Kate Tuckley