Staying Safe

At Arnold Hill Spencer Academy we take safeguarding very seriously and work hard to ensure that all children are safe at the Academy. We have a strong pastoral support system in school, and students are taught about how to keep themselves safe through lessons, Inspire Days, assemblies and guidance sessions. Please look at the links below for additional guidance for parents and carers, particularly for E-safety.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Ian Oliphant, and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Steph Garrad and Pauline McLeod. If you have any concerns please contact them via the main switchboard 0115 9554804. The safeguarding team can also be contacted on but please note this will not be monitored during Academy holidays.

Should you have any serious concerns about the safety of a child, in school or in the community, please report immediately to Children’s Social Care and/or Police.

  • County residents: Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) 0300 5008090
  • City residents: Social Care Nottingham City 0115 8764800
  • Police: 101



  • The safeguarding and child protection policy can be found here.


We also operate within the following Trust level policies:

  • Complaints Policy and Procedures
  • Disciplinary Policy (Employees)
  • Employee Expectations and Code of Conduct
  • Equality & Diversity Policy
  • Freedom of Information
  • Information, Governance and Security Policy (part of SAT’s Data Protection Policy)
  • Grievance Policy (Employees)
  • Whistleblowing Policy


These can all be found at



Please use the hyperlink below to access the latest guidance from The Department for Education on how to keep your children safe online.


Useful Website Links and Information

Children and young people spend a lot of time online. It can be a great way for them to socialise, explore and have fun, but children do also face risks like cyberbullying or seeing content that’s inappropriate. More information about staying safe on the main social networks can be found here.


Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

Where to report concerns about websites and social media sites. Also provides other advice for parents on keeping children safe when they are online.



Run by Childnet International. Outlining the potential risks of interactive services online and advice on how to use these services safely.


Fortnite Online Safety Song

Watch this video! Useful advice on how parents and carers can “stay switched on” to online dangers when their children are playing Fortnite.


Get Safe Online

Nottinghamshire Police recommend this site, which contains expert information and advice for parents on keeping their children safe online.


Health and Wellbeing



Child friendly activities and advice to raise awareness of internet safety.


Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

The Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership provides the safeguarding arrangements under which the safeguarding partners and relevant agencies work together to coordinate their safeguarding services.

Their web site  includes useful information retained from the previous local safeguarding children board and updated content will be added as it becomes available.


A useful factsheet for parents on WhatsApp available here




Find out about keeping children safe from abuse and other dangers.


PACE – Parents Against Sexual Exploitation

Keep them safe: an interactive tool for parents. Understand the issue of child sexual exploitation, know the signs and be equipped to act.


Parent guide to online grooming – how to protect your child


Parent Info

Lots of advice about keeping your child safe, as well as information on supporting them with other issues such as anxiety.


Think U Know

Videos and information for parents and children on what’s new in technology and how to stay safe.


UK Safer Internet Centre

Useful resources for promoting the safe and responsible use of technology.



ChildLine’s free app for young people – How To avoid sexting


Arnold Hill Spencer Academy cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.