At Hale Academy, the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils. Volunteers are asked to sign to confirm that they will adhere to our safeguarding principles and understand how to report safeguarding concerns.

All staff and governors undertake regular Safeguarding staff training. We follow Surrey safer recruitment processes and strictly vet all staff, governors and volunteers.

We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse and all staff undertake regular training so that they are able to recognise signs of abuse. Staff of the school will often, by virtue of their day-to-day contact and knowledge of the children, be well-placed to identify such abuse and abuse and offer support to children in need.

Key Safeguarding Staff:

Academy Head: Mrs Clare Freeman Lead DSL

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Clare Freeman

Safeguarding Team:    Mrs Sarah Charlton  DSL     /     Mrs Vicky Harrison DSL    /    Mrs Tanja Wright DSL

Safeguarding Governor: Mr Ian Ayre


Our policies relating to safeguarding are in the policy section of the website.


NEVER THINK “But what if I’m wrong……..”
THINK “But what if I’m right……….”

If you have ANY concerns over the safety of ANY child ANYWHERE, contact the school or you can contact you can contact the Surrey Children's Single Point of Access (SPA).
Availability: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
• Phone: 0300 470 9100
• Out of hours phone: 01483 517898 to speak to the emergency duty team.
• Email: emails are dealt with during normal office hours

For concerns for a child or young person:

In an emergency where you are concerned for the child's immediate safety you should call Surrey Police on 999.

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