Safeguarding at Madeley Academy

Any concerns about student safety should be referred to the below members of staff immediately.

At Madeley Academy, our priority is the safety and wellbeing of all our students, where we recognise our vital role in safeguarding and protecting children and young people.

The safeguarding team have regard to the most current version of Keeping children safe in education, when carrying out their duties to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and receive regular training to deal with, and respond to, any safeguarding issues that arise.

If you have safeguarding concerns about your child or any other child at the academy, then please contact the safeguarding team via the Academy reception or by emailing

If Madeley Academy School is closed and you have a safeguarding concern about a young person, please use the following Safeguarding Contacts. 

Operation Encompass

As part of our safeguarding partnership, we participate in the Operation Encompass initiative.
Operation Encompass is a police and education early information safeguarding partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support to children experiencing domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass ensures that there is a simple telephone call or notification to a school’s trained Designated Safeguarding Lead /Officer (known as key Adult) prior to the start of the next school day after an incident of police attended domestic abuse where there are children related to either of the adult parties involved.
Operation Encompass aims, by directly connecting police and schools, to secure better outcomes for children, to enable schools to better understand the impact living with domestic abuse has upon children, to help schools to better understand a child’s lived experience and to therefore be able to support and nurture each child, making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow.
If you would like to learn more about Operation Encompass in school please contact a member of the safeguarding team, or visit the Operation Encompass website:

Prevent Duty

We are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent duty.
We understand children can be vulnerable to extremist ideologies and radicalisation. Similar to our role in protecting children from other forms of harm and abuse, we will also protect children from this risk as part of our safeguarding approach.
We see The Prevent duty as part of our wider safeguarding obligation. Our DSL and deputies and other senior leaders are familiar with the revised Prevent duty guidance: for England and Wales and we will follow the published advice for schools on the Prevent duty.
As a college/sixth form we will follow the additional guidance: Prevent duty guidance: for further education institutions in England and Wales that applies to colleges.