Telephone: 01709 543194
Fax: 01709 544870

Green Arbour Road, Thurcroft, Rotherham.  S66 9DD - view location



Safeguarding Pupils


'All adults in school have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.'


Safeguarding children is a priority for the academy. We have clear aims, policies and procedures to keep children safe.  Our Safeguarding Policy complies with South Yorkshire Local Safeguarding Children Boards Child Protection Procedures, and can be found on our school website, or by clicking this link.

The procedures place a statutory duty on Thurcroft Junior Academy and adults in school to safeguard and promote the welfare of children with due consideration to equality.


Our systems are designed to do the following:

  • Prevent unsuitable people from working with children and young people
  • Promote safe practice and challenge poor and unsafe practice
  • Identify instances in which there are grounds for concern about a child's welfare and give adults in school the route for them to take the appropriate action.


All members of staff have read the statutory documentation from DFE 'Keeping children safe in education' (Part 1) and receive safeguarding training regularly. Records of this staff training are held within the academy's single central record.


If you have any concerns about the safeguarding of a young person please contact one of the following:



The Designated Safeguarding Lead                     


Ruth Stone






The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead      


- Mrs Kate West



Mrs Chloe Bliss

(maternity leave)



 Mrs Bliss



The Named Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Catharine Kinsella



The recruitment of staff to the academy is carried out with due regard to the statutory documentation from the DFE 'Keeping children safe in education' Part 1 (2019) a copy of which can be viewed here:


'Keeping children safe in education' Part 1 (2019) 


Further information for parents and Carers:

Staying safe from abuse-NSPCC help for difficult conversations


Advice about online gaming


Staying safe online - advice for parents of older children



CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre


Rotherham Safeguarding Children Board


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