Schools are charged with maintaining a safe, supportive environment which protects the rights and needs of children at all times. School staff have regular contact with children and young people, and a responsibility to help to identify signs of children in need of additional support or protection accordingly.

Together, these responsibilities are called safeguarding.


At Sunnyside Spencer Academy, the safety and welfare of our children is at the heart of everything we do. We recognise our safeguarding responsibilities to include:

  • creating a safe environment for children and young people through robust safeguarding practices;
  • ensuring that adults who work in school, including volunteers, are able to work with children safely, and are properly trained and equipped to do so;
  • teaching children and young people to stay safe; and
  • maintaining an environment in which children feel confident to approach any member of staff if they have a worry or problem.


As part of our safeguarding delivery Sunnyside Spencer Academy follows the procedures set out by the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board Procedures and take account of guidance issued by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (in particular Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education 2007).

Links to safeguarding resources used in school can be found here.

  • Click here to view our safeguarding and peer on peer abuse policies.


Designated Safeguarding Lead


If you have a safeguarding concern out of school time, please ring 07812484044.


CEOP Reporting

To make a report to CEOP, click the image on the right or follow this link.

Unsure if you should make a report? Get more information here.



School Holidays & Closures

Please be aware that during the school holidays and times when the school is closed, you are still able to inform us of any safeguarding concerns you may have.

If you have an immediate concern and feel that a child is at risk of significant harm or danger please contact the police.

You can also contact Nottinghamshire County Council (MASH) if you have urgent concerns for a child, or suspect that a child has been abused in any way on 0300 500 80 80.

If you would like to discuss a concern with a member of the school’s safeguarding team, please call Mrs Baczynski on 07812484044 . Alternatively, email and one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads will be in touch.


Prevent Strategy

Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. At Sunnyside Spencer Academy we also believe that this work extends to supporting children’s thinking skills so that they grow up without developing extreme views.

The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.

Click here to find out more.