Designated Safeguarding Lead: Katie Kinrade –
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead(s): Lesley Robertson, Lucy Clarke, Miriam Wilson, Robyn Carter, Vic Preston and Jade McCluckie
Designated Teacher for looked-after or previously looked-after children: Katie Kinrade
Designated Mental Health Lead: Katie Kinrade
Governor with Safeguarding responsibility: Marie Steele
Cumbria Education Trust Safeguarding Officer: Gillian Creighton –

At Workington Academy we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where students and their families are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow recognised procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. All children, regardless of age, gender, ability, culture, race, language, religion or sexual identity, have equal rights to protection.

According to the DfE, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;
  • ensuring children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Please contact Mrs K Kinrade Designated Safeguarding Lead, if you have safeguarding or child protection concerns.

All visitors are requested to report to reception where they must sign in and collect a visitor’s badge. It is our academy policy that all visitors are collected and escorted at all times whilst on the academy site to ensure the safety of students.


Useful information for parents


NSPCC helpline –  0800 136 663

National Online Safety

CEOP for Parents/Carers

Parents’ Guide for Safe YouTube and Internet Streaming for Kids

Every Life Matters –

Young Minds – YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity For Children And Young People | YoungMinds

Kooth – Home – Kooth

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse. Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening. The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child. Workington Academy engages with this scheme.

Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership

Every Local Authority area has an Independent Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). LSCB’s are responsible for ensuring agencies work together to safeguard children and for testing how effectively this happens. The Cumbria LSCB became The Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) in 2019.