Our Safeguarding Committment

Here at Horizon Primary Academy we are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for not only for our pupils but also our staff, visitors and families. All staff have read and committed to section 1 of the DFE guidance “Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE 2018) and recognise and understand that safeguarding children is the responsibility of all. At Horizon Primary Academy we aim to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children through early intervention, vigilant and rigorous safeguarding procedures and through effective and efficient record keeping.

What is safeguarding?





Keeping children safe is the responsibility of the whole school community, this means even those visiting the school have a responsibility to report instances of actual or suspected abuse or neglect to the Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL’s).

The Designated Safeguarding Leads in this setting are: Mrs Emma Wright, Mr David Moss, Mrs Laura Glassock and Mr Robert Steele.


The DSL’s take lead responsibility for safeguarding and children protection (this includes online safety) and are available to provide advice and support to other staff on child welfare and child protection matters. DSL’s take part in strategy discussions, interagency meetings, Core Groups and Child Protection Conferences and contribute to the assessment of children by providing reports, making referrals and attending meetings.