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Diocese of Worcester

Multi-Academy Trust


The Diocese of Worcester Multi Academy Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all our staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

The Trust aims to provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment in each of our academies; promoting the social, physical and moral development of the individual child, and striving to make sure that every pupil in our Trust feels secure, well cared for, and able to achieve of their best.

The Trust understands and is committed to the vital contribution that all Trustees, staff, parents and students can make to safeguarding children. Every member of staff has a collective responsibility to do all they can to provide an environment that helps our children feel safe and respected, and a culture that encourages children to talk openly, and have the confidence they will be listened to.


All academy staff, Local Academy Board members, the central team, Trustees and volunteers are trained to work together to ensure arrangements within our academies identify, assess and support those children and young people who are suffering harm.


All DoWMAT academies have their own Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, which can be found on the individual academy website. All DoWMAT schools report safeguarding concerns through either form one, MyConcern or CPOMS. Strategic overview and management of safeguarding is led by the Trust Centre staff with reports shared at Trustee level.


If you have a query about safeguarding, please contact your school in the first instance or if this is not appropriate, please ring or email the DoWMAT on 01905 700803.

All DoWMAT academies have processes in place to support Whistleblowing around adults. If you do not feel able to raise the concerns with us, then you can contact NSPCC directly on 0808 800 5000 or email


Further Information is available to download here:

Keeping children safe in education - GOV.UK (


CEOP is a part of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP helps children and young people under the age of 18 who have been forced or manipulated into taking part, or are being pressured to take part, in sexual activity both online and offline. The CEOP Safety Centre offers information and advice for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals. You can make a report directly to CEOP by visiting: CEOP Safety Centre.



Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, we’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime by calling 0800 1111 or visit: Childline | Childline.



The NSPCC provide therapeutic services to help children move on from abuse, as well as supporting parents and families in caring for their children. We help professionals make the best decisions for children and young people, and support communities to help prevent abuse from happening in the first place. You can contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000.

Our Trust's Designated Safeguarding Lead is:


Maggie Spence 


Our Safeguarding Trustee is:


Hugh Richards, Director