Purpose and Scope of this Policy Statement


  • Environment and Safety: CLA aims to provide a safe environment for all individuals involved with the organization. We take every reasonable precaution to minimize risks.
  • Commitment to Protection: CLA is committed to ensuring that all individuals, especially those who are vulnerable, are protected from harm while engaged with the organization.
  • Promoting Welfare: All those working with children, teenagers, and adults at risk must prioritize their welfare, health, well-being, and development. They must always act in the best interests of the child or adult at risk.
  • Role of Employees and Volunteers: All employees and volunteers have a responsibility to identify concerns, share information, and take prompt action to safeguard the welfare and well-being of children, young people, and adults at risk.

Purpose of this Policy Statement


  • Protection: To protect children, young people, and adults who attend and participate in CLA’s activities from harm.
  • Guidance: To provide staff, volunteers, children, young people, adults at risk, and their families with overarching principles that guide our approach to child and adult protection.

This policy applies to anyone working on behalf of CLA, including leadership, paid staff, and volunteers.


Legal Framework

This policy is based on legislation, policy, and guidance that seek to protect children in England. Key legislation includes:


Our Beliefs

  • Children, young people, and adults should never experience abuse of any kind.
  • We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children, young people, and adults at risk, to keep them safe, and to practice in a way that protects them.


  • The welfare of children, young people, and adults at risk is paramount in all our work and decisions.
  • All children, young people, and adults at risk, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation, have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse.
  • Some individuals are additionally vulnerable due to the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs, or other issues.
  • Working in partnership with children, young people, adults at risk, their parents, carers, and other agencies is essential in promoting their welfare.

Our Commitment

We will seek to keep children, young people, and adults at risk safe by:

  • Valuing, listening to, and respecting them
  • Appointing a nominated Safeguarding Co-ordinator
  • Adopting best practices in safeguarding through our policies, procedures, and code of conduct
  • Developing and implementing an effective online safety policy
  • Providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support, training, and quality assurance measures
  • Recruiting and selecting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made
  • Recording, storing, and using information professionally and securely in line with data protection legislation
  • Sharing information about safeguarding and good practice with children and their families via various communication methods
  • Ensuring children, young people, and adults at risk, and their families, know where to go for help if they have a concern
  • Using our safeguarding procedures to share concerns and relevant information with necessary agencies
  • Managing allegations against staff and volunteers appropriately
  • Creating and maintaining an anti-bullying environment
  • Ensuring effective complaints measures are in place
  • Providing a safe physical environment by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance
  • Building a safeguarding culture where respect and concern-sharing are the norms

Contact Information

  • NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000
  • Cambridge Local Authority (Cambridgeshire):
    - Tel: 8 am – 6 pm Monday to Friday 0345 045 5203. Out of hours Tel: 01733 234 724
    - Email for Children:
    - Email for Adults:

Reporting an Allegation

If you need to report an allegation, contact Cambridge Leadership Academy immediately, and we will connect you with a designated person. Please call (+44) 01223 801860 or email us at