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Concord Junior School


At Concord, we take safeguarding very seriously. The Academy has clear policies and procedures to safeguard and promote the welfare of young people within our culture of care.

Staff in school have a legal duty to report any concerns they may have about the children and young people in their care: if they are concerned a child may be suffering significant harm, particularly as a consequence of possible physical, emotional, sexual abuse or neglect.

All adults who regularly work on our site are required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to prevent unsuitable people from working with pupils. All visitors are closely supervised when on site. 

All adults, working with or on behalf of children, have a responsibility to protect them. However, our academy has members of staff with special responsibility for Safeguarding and Child Protection

Safeguarding Role

Staff member

Contact details

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Nicola Sherwood

Associate Principal 

0114 2495050

Designated Safeguarding Deputy



Miss Georgina Moran-Healy 

0114 2495050

Designated Safeguarding Deputy

Miss Nicola Naylor

0114 2495050

Kelly Howes, the Executive Principal, has overall control and responsibility for safeguarding at both Concord and Wincobank Academies.

Debbie Maclean, the Associate Principal is also advanced safeguarding trained.

The Child Protection Team at Concord Juniors undertakes regular training and are very experienced in dealing with all Safeguarding matters with professional confidentiality.

If you have a safeguarding concern about a Concord child or young person, please contact the Academy safeguarding team. Out of hours or in an emergency, please call 999 or the Sheffield safeguarding hub on 0114 273 4855

Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership - scsp (

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Any allegation or disclosure involving someone who works with children in a paid or voluntary capacity must be reported directly to one of the following:

Director of Education: Simon Winslow -

Non Executive Trust Governance: Alison Warner - Trustee c/o Hinde House Secondary Phase

Information sharing is vital to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. A key factor identified in many serious case reviews (SCRs) has been a failure by practitioners to record information, to share it, to understand its significance and then take appropriate action.  Staff at Concord Junior Academy follow the guidance in the DfE document, which can be found at the bottom of this page.

The school has policies on Safeguarding, Child Protection and Online Safeguarding that have been agreed by the Trust Board. They can be found on the Policies page.  We also use the policies and procedures from the Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board, which can be found at this link:

Please contact school if you need any further information on safeguarding or information sharing.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 Part 1 

Working Together to Safeguard Children 

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy  

Safeguarding leaflet for parents