In September 2016, the Government released new guidance for ensuring the safety of all children in schools entitled ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education.’ The document seeks to outline the responsibilities of people who work in schools to keep children safe at all times.

At Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy, we recognise that there is nothing more important that we do than keeping children safe when they are in school and this is our primary objective as educators. We firmly believe that safe and happy children are more likely to enjoy coming to school and to be successful. We strive to keep children safe at all times in two ways:

  1. By ensuring that we provide a clean, tidy and safe environment in which students can learn and study
  2. By reacting when we have concerns for the safety of children and when we feel they are at risk/in danger

Particularly with regard to the second of these points, we make no apologies when we feel the need to contact Children’s Services and/or the Police. The staff of Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy are fully committed to the safeguarding and protection of our young people and we will do everything in our power to ensure that they are kept safe from harm.

What to do if you have concerns about one of our students

If you have concerns about the safety of one of our students


If you believe that a child is at risk of immediate danger and in need of protection you should call the police as an emergency by dialing 999.

If you are concerned about the safety of a child in your area, you should contact:
Nottinghamshire County Children: Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on

0300 500 80 90


Nottingham City Children: Nottm City Council Children’s Screening and Duty Service on
0115 8764800

In the School term, between 0800 and 1530 hours, you may contact us on
0115 955 6262 and ask to speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team. Alternatively, please email the team using the following email address:

If you are an adult and you are worried about a child’s safety or wellbeing, but you are not sure what to do, call the NSPCC a free helpline on

0808 800 5000

If you are a young person or child and need to talk to someone call ChildLine on

0800 1111

Click here for a copy of the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy