At Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology we work tirelessly to ensure our students are safeguarded from harm. As a school we, and our staff, form part of the wider safeguarding system for children. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, we make sure our approach is child centred. This means that we consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child. 

Safeguarding children is: 

  • 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 
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes 

View our Safeguarding Policy on our Policies Page

Roles and Responsibilities

All adults working with, or on behalf of, children have a responsibility to protect them and to provide a safe environment in which they can learn and achieve their full potential. However, there are key people within schools and the Local Authority who have specific responsibilities under child protection procedures.  

Should you wish to raise a safeguarding concern please either email as below or call reception on 01223 724300 to speak to: 

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Laura Atkin  laura.atkin@cambridgeast.org.uk  

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Fiona Donnelly fiona.donnelly@cambridgeast.org.uk

Getting Help 

If you have safeguarding concerns whilst school is closed, please contact the Cambridgeshire Safeguarding and Child Protection team on 0345 045 5203 (8am-6pm Monday to Friday) or 01733 234 724 (out of hours) or contact the police on 999. 

Alternatively, please see below a list of agencies who may be able to help. 

Kooth – www.kooth.com

STEM4 – www.stem4.org.uk 

Childline – www.childline.org.uk – 0800 1111 

Mental Health Foundation – www.mentalhealth.org.uk 

Beat Eating Disorder – www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk – 0808 801 0677 

Stamp out Suicide – www.stampoutsuicide.co.uk/ – 07766808222 

Cruse – www.cruse.org.uk – 0808 808 1677 

Young Minds – www.youndminds.org.uk – 0808 8025544 

XenZone – www.xenzone.com/ – 0845 330 7090 

Samaritans – www.samaritans.org/ – 116 123 

Yellow Door – www.yellow-door.net/ – 01223 328051 

Our school works in accordance with the following legislation and guidance: 

Keeping children safe in education (DfE, 2021) 

Children and social work act (2017) Counter-Terrorism and Security Act (HMG, 2015) 

Children Act (1989) 

Children Act (2004) 

Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations (2006) 

Information sharing advice for safeguarding practitioners (HMG, 2018) 

Data Protection Act (2018) 

Promoting positive emotional well being and reduce the risk of suicide (ESCB 2018) 

What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused (HMG, 2015) 

Working Together (HMG, 2018)