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Corby Business Academy believes that it is of the upmost importance to have good systems for protecting and safeguarding the welfare of all the students. This means that all those who work with the students in the Academy must be alert to possible concerns and report these appropriately and in a timely manner.

In order to protect our students at Corby Business Academy, it is our aim to:

  • Create an atmosphere where all the students feel safe, secure, valued and listened to
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Respond quickly and effectively to cases of suspected abuse

Corby Business Academy will support all students by:

  • Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness whilst not condoning aggression or bullying
  • Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the Academy

All the staff at Corby Business Academy should be aware that:

  • Their role is to listen and record carefully any observations, which could indicate concern/abuse
  • They should not attempt to investigate, once the initial concern is raised
  • They should involve the Safeguarding Officer/Designated Person immediately
  • If the Safeguarding Officer/Designated Person is not available, the Principal should be contacted
  • A disclosure of abuse or harm could be made at anytime
  • Prior to external agencies being invited into the Academy to work with our students or to carry out work on the premises, all relevant DBS checks and identification has been seen/verified.

Reporting Process

If a staff member has a concern, that a child is being harmed or is at risk of harm or re­ceive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally), they must contact one the following:

  • Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Elaine Pickford
  • Head of School and Designated Person – Mr Simon Underwood
  • Vice Principal and Designated Safeguarding Manager – Mr Mark Brennan
  • Heads of School and Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Nicola Treacy
  • Education Welfare Officer and Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Elaine Pickford

Key Personnel for parental contact

If a parent has any concerns of a safeguarding nature then please contact any of the key personnel below on 01536 303120 or by email at the following email addresses:-


The Designated Senior Manager for child protection is Mark Brennan

Contact details:           email:

The Deputy Designated Senior Manager is Ruth Hurcombe

Contact details:           email:

The nominated Child Protection Governor is Avril Bartley Smith

Contact details:           email:

Heads of School are:  Simon Underwood and Nicola Treacy

Contact details:           email: or     




For further information on safeguarding The Brooke Weston Trust policy for safeguarding children can be found at the following link.

The Brooke Weston Trust policy for safeguarding and Child Protection is to;

·         Protect children from maltreatment;

·         Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;

·         Ensure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;

·         and take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.


Other Safeguarding agencies

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

The MASH can advise on whether a family needs early help or whether they meet the threshold for statutory child protection. Telephone: 0300 126 1000

Out of hours service

Should you need to contact children's Social Care urgently during the evening, at night or at the weekend, phone the out of hours team on 01604 626938. An operator will answer the phone and take details of the problem and your contact details. They will then pass this information over to the duty social worker.


For more information and useful safeguarding links click here.

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