Safeguarding and Child Protection


Paignton Academy holds the safety, health, well-being and welfare of its students as paramount.  We are committed to safeguarding and work together to ensure that our students thrive in a safe and supportive environment, whatever their age, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual identity or gender.  All staff in the Academy are trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection issues and are kept up to date with changes in legislation and practice.  We take any allegation and suspicion of abuse seriously and will respond to them promptly.

All staff recruited to the Academy undergo a rigorous safer recruitment process in line with the Statutory Guidance outlined by Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2022 and as a consequence all of the necessary background checks, for example DBS, are completed before staff begin employment.

You can find support, advice and legislation for the below topics by clicking on the relevant link:

National Safeguarding Documents Paignton Academy Safeguarding Policies Online Safety Radicalisation & Extremism
Cost of Living Crisis Health & Wellbeing Domestic Violence Exploitation


The Safeguarding Team

You can contact our safeguarding team by completing a safeguarding concern form or by emailing

Mr Scott –

Associate Assistant Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead


Miss Hine –

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Borough Road Site)











Mrs Mountford –

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Waterleat Road Site)











Mrs Humphries –

Cared for Children Coordinator











Other staff that are Level 3 Child Protection trained include:

Mr Williams Mr Lynch Mrs Merrett
Mrs Summers Mr Milliner Mrs Harbord
Mr Easton Miss Cullinane Mrs Hext
Ms Sandford Mrs Appleby Mr Harle
Mr Virgo Mr Carpenter Mrs Mann
Mr Willcocks Mr Skates Mrs Fardoe
Mrs Humphries Mrs White Mr Round
Miss Freeman Mrs Ryan Mrs Carpenter
Mrs Florence Mrs Bruce Miss Gilmour
Mrs Bissett Mrs Shaw Mrs Gardiner
Mr Young Miss Wellington Mrs Bullock
Mr Dossett Mrs Craw Miss Biggin
Mr Godfree Miss Tucker Miss Casey
Mr Power Miss Coombes Mrs Hilleson-Perrett
Mrs Warren
Mrs Morrison Miss Newsam




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