Unity City Academy

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Contact Miss Jenny Cairns the Academies Safeguarding Lead

Miss Jenny Cairns - Safeguarding Lead
Unity City Academy,
Ormesby Road, 

Phone: 01642 326262 Ext. 4471






Unity City Academy is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.

The Academies Child Protection policy draws upon the principles of “Every Child Matters”, duties conferred by the Children Acts 1989 and 2004, S175/157 of the 2002 Education Act, the Education & Inspections Act 2006 and the guidance contained in “Working Together to Safeguard Children”, “What To Do If You’re Worried A Child Is Being Abused”, the DfE Circular – “Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education” (2007), the DfE guidance – “Dealing with Allegations of Abuse Against Teachers and Other Staff” (2011), Ofsted Guidance issued in 2011 and procedures produced by the London Safeguarding Children Board and the Southwark Safeguarding Children Board. The policy is applicable to all on and off-site activities undertaken by pupils whilst they are the responsibility of the School.

There are four main elements to our policy:

 PREVENTION through the teaching and pastoral support offered to pupils and the creation and maintenance of a whole academy protective ethos

 PROCEDURES for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.  The definitions of the four categories of abuse are attached (see Appendix A)

 SUPPORTING VULNERABLE CHILDREN those who may have been abused or witnessed violence towards others.

To view our policies in relation to safeguarding, please click on the specific link;

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Working Together to Safeguard Children

Prevent Duty Guidance 1

Prevent Duty Guidance 2

Safeguarding Operational Protocol

Safeguarding Concern Protocol

Important Contact Information

HeadStart Funding

Contextualised Info 

Safeguarding Update

Prevent Strategy

The Prevent Strategy is to assist our young people to become more resilient to the messages of violent extremists through creating an environment where all young people learn to understand others, value and appreciate diversity and develop skills to be able to debate and analyse effectively. Through the balanced curriculum we offer we will help young people learn and explore the values of different faiths and cultures. We are committed to working with the local partnerships working on preventing violent extremism. Staff will be supported should they make any disclosures in this regard and are reminded that they can make a disclosure through the group’s Whistleblowing Policy. Further information in regards to the governments Prevent Strategy can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prevent-strategy-2011


Operation Encompass

Cleveland Police   Launched Operation Encompass in Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland on 1st October...Operation Encompass was created so that by 9.00 a.m. on the next school day, a nominated person (Key Adult) will be informed that the child or young person has been involved in a domestic incident. This knowledge, given to schools through Operation Encompass, allows the provision of immediate early intervention through ‘silent’ or ‘overt’ support, depending upon the needs and wishes of the child. Further information in regards to the governments Operation Encompass Strategy can be found at




The Health Zone is a confidential and accessible service that offers health advice and support for young people aged 11 to 16 years old.

School nurses are specialists in delivering health advice for young people and have a good knowledge of local services that provide specialist advice.

They aim to provide a service that is teen focused, caring and compassionate. Every school in the South Tees area has an allocated school nurse and you may see them around school doing assemblies, health promotion or immunisations.

However school nurses are employed by the health service rather than the school, which means that they can offer a confidential service just like when you access a GP or access a hospital appointment.

School nurses also work in other community settings such as youth centres and often do home visits for young peoplewith health conditions or additional needs.


The Drop In Service is after school on a Monday on the Ground floor GF3

NHS Health Zone http://southtees.nhs.uk/services/school-nursing/health-zone/


Contact for more details:

Michelle Sobande

School Nurse STHFT

Team 4

Beresford Buildings





Family Information services directory

Below is a link to a website which is a great place for parents to obtain accurate, high quality, accessible and impartial information, along with advice and guidance on services and activities in our local area for children, young people and families.