Our Academy


Healing Primary Academy is committed to its moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of our children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are alert to signs of abuse and neglect, and we follow our procedures and policies to ensure that our children receive effective support and protection.

We keep children safe by:

  • Having an up to date Safeguarding and Child Protection policy.
  • Having two identified members of staff, and one identified Governor, who have responsibility for safeguarding, as well as having a Level 2 Safeguarding trained Behaviour, Attendance and Support Lead.
  • Completing the safer recruitment and checking procedures necessary to ensure all staff have the suitability to work with children and young people.
  • Having an open-door policy where concerns can be shared in confidence.
  • Having a safeguarding culture that is embedded through ongoing CPD ensuring all our staff have up to date safeguarding and child protection training.
  • Sharing information with appropriate agencies if we have concerns. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents and carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.
  • We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

Our Safeguarding Team

  • Mrs K Ling
    Designated Safeguarding Lead
    Behaviour, Attendance and Wellbeing Support Lead
  • Mrs C Knight
    Deputy Designated Support Lead

Photography and Video

Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life, we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.

Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print, or on the internet, including social networking sites. This is emphasised before concerts and shows etc.

We understand that, in exceptional circumstances, a parent or carer may not wish their child to be photographed or videoed in this way. If this is the case then please contact the Head of School to discuss how this can be best achieved before events take place.

Occasionally, the local press will be invited to take photographs of school events and special achievements. We like to use photographs of our children on our website, Class Dojo, school Twitter feed, in school documents, for parent information meetings, newsletters and on our display boards around the school. Permission to share images of your child in this way will be sought on entry to the school, via the contact form issued. You are within your rights to withdraw your consent for any of these, at any time.

What to do if you have a concern about a child or young person


If you have a concern about a child or young person, you can contact:

  • Our Safeguarding Team
  • The MASH team (Multi-Agency Support Hub) on 01472 326292 option 2
  • Report a concern online via North East Lincolnshire’s Safeguarding Children website here: https://www.safernel.co.uk/report-a-concern/.
  • Contact the police on 101, or 999 if in an emergency

You should report any concerns, however small they may seem, as soon as you possibly can.

Everyone has a responsibility to keep children safe from harm. Many people worry that their concerns or suspicions may be wrong, that they are interfering unnecessarily, or that someone else might report it. Our advice would be to report in any case to the school or to the MASH team, where advice can be given and the professionals can process the information you have.