Madeley School recognises its legal duty under Education Act 2002 (section 157 in relation to independent schools and academies) and the 1989 Children Act and takes seriously its responsibilities to protect and safeguard the interests of all pupils.

The school recognises that effective child protection work requires sound procedures, good inter-agency co-operation and a workforce that is competent and confident in responding to child protection situations. Safeguarding incidents can happen anywhere and staff should be alert to any concerns being raised. All staff may raise safeguarding concerns directly with Children's Social Care Services (see making referrals section of this policy).

Any safeguarding concerns about adults in the school should be made aware to our Lead Safeguarding Officer – Mrs S Halstead, Deputy Safeguarding Officers - Mrs E Boustead,  Mr L Royall, Mrs A Skelding, Head of Year: Mrs Drohan, Ms Walker, Mr Dale, Mr Walker, Mr Fleming, Pastoral Support Officer: Mrs Carter or Mr L Nixon our Principal.