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At Finch Woods Academy our primary responsibility is the safety and wellbeing of our pupils.

If you have any safeguarding concerns please report them to a member of the safeguarding team as soon as possible so that we can take appropriate action. 


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Safeguarding children is defined in Working together to safeguard children as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

We ensure Government guidance on Keeping children safe in education is followed at all times. 

Please click on the links below to access information on a range of safeguarding issues that may affect your child or a child you know. 

Abuse & Neglect

NSPCC - Neglect

NSPCC - Domestic abuse

NSPCC - Physical abuse

NSPCC - Emotional abuse

NSPCC - Sexual abuse

NSPCC - Child sexual exploitation

NSPCC - Female genital mutilation (FGM)

NSPCC - Child trafficking

NSPCC - Grooming

Childline - Forced marriage 


NSPCC - Bullying & Cyberbullying

Childline - Bullying & Cyberbullying

Emotional Wellbeing

NSPCC - Depression, anxiety & mental health

NSPCC - Self-harm

Beat - Eating disorders

Samaritans - Support for anyone in emotional distress or at risk of suicide

CAMHS - Mental health support

YPAS - Mental health support

Gangs & Violence

Merseyside Police - County lines

NSPCC - Criminal exploitation & gangs

Healthy Relationships

NSPCC - Sex & Relationships

Childline - Relationships

Brook - Relationships

Online Safety

NSPCC - Online safety

NSPCC - Sexting

Childline - Online grooming

Internet Watch Foundation - Report criminal content

Prevent, Radicalisation & Extremism

Merseyside Police - Terrorism in the UK

Let's Talk About It - Prevent

Substance Abuse

Talk to Frank - Drugs

We Are With You - Drugs, alcohol & mental health