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Staying Safe

At Arnold Hill Academy we take safeguarding very seriously and work hard to ensure that all children are safe at the academy. We have a strong pastoral support system in school, and pupils are taught about how to keep themselves safe through lessons, Bright Days, assemblies and guidance sessions. Please look at the links below for additional guidance for parents/carers, particularly for E-safety.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Steve Taylor, and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Steph Garrad and Pauline McLeod. If you have any concerns please contact them via the main switchboard 0115 9554804.
Should you have any serious concerns about the safety of a child, in school or in the community, please report immediately to Children’s Social Care and/or Police.

County residents: Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) 0300 5008090
City residents: Social Care Nottingham City 0115 8764800
Police: 101

Image Consent

At Arnold Hill Academy we often use photographs and videos to capture our students’ learning experiences and memories. These images may be used in the academy’s prospectus and other printed material, as well as on our website and social media sites such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. From time to time, we may be visited by the media who will take photographs or film footage of events. Students will sometimes appear in these images, which may then be published in local or national newspapers, in televised news programmes and on social media sites.
We follow the guidance provided by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on taking photographs in schools and the Data Protection Act 1998. Consent to use images and videos lasts throughout our students' time at Arnold Hill Academy and continues to apply to images already in circulation once they leave. 


Please use the hyperlink below to access the latest guidance from The Department for Education on how to keep your children safe online.


Policies and Statements

Useful Website Links and Information

Children and young people spend a lot of time online. It can be a great way for them to socialise, explore and have fun, but children do also face risks like cyberbullying or seeing content that's inappropriate. More information about staying safe on the main social networks can be found using the links below. 


Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

Where to report concerns about websites and social media sites. Also provides other advice for parents on keeping children safe when they are online.



Run by Childnet International. Outlining the potential risks of interactive services online and advice on how to use these services safely.


Fortnite online safety song 

Watch this video! Useful advice on how parents and carers can "stay switched on" to online dangers when their children are playing Fortnite. 


Get Safe Online

Nottinghamshire Police recommend this site, which contains expert information and advice for parents on keeping their children safe online.


Health and Wellbeing

Health for Teens

Health for Kids


Child friendly activities and advice to raise awareness of internet safety.


Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership

The Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership provides the safeguarding arrangements under which the safeguarding partners and relevant agencies work together to coordinate their safeguarding services. 

Their web site https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/nscp includes useful information retained from the previous local safeguarding children board and updated content will be added as it becomes available.

Please take the time to read this letter and leaflet which contains useful advice about the potential risks around access to multi-media devices. Additional information about keeping your child safe online is available within this section of our website.


Find out about keeping children safe from abuse and other dangers.


PACE- Parents Against Sexual Exploitation

Keep them safe: an interactive tool for parents. Understand the issue of child sexual exploitation, know the signs and be equipped to act.


Parent guide to online grooming - how to protect your child

Grooming - Parents' Guide September 2018

Parent Info

Lots of advice about keeping your child safe, as well as information on supporting them with other issues such as anxiety.


Sexting - advice for parents

Often referred to as the ‘new flirting for children’, sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages, images or videos over a digital device. It’s important that parents understand the risks and legalities around sexting to ensure that their children know how to protect themselves from harm. This free guide for parents & carers covers what they need to know to help keep their children safe, including the law, information about what to do if an indecent image/video has been shared, and more.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/natonlinesafety/status/1057602549619089408 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NationalOnlineSafety/photos/a.1681508315488685/1910972532542261/  

Think U Know

Videos and information for parents and children on what’s new in technology and how to stay safe.


UK Safer Internet Centre

Useful resources for promoting the safe and responsible use of technology.



Arnold Hill Academy cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.