At Ellenborough Academy the welfare of all of our children is of the utmost importance. Their happiness, academic progress and personal well being is of the utmost importance to us. All of our staff, governors and volunteers share this ethos.
In order for us to ensure the safety of our pupils, we often work in close partnership with other agencies, when there are worries or concerns about a child's welfare. We do this to ensure that the needs of all the children are fully met at all times.
If you have any worries, concerns or queries about a child, then please talk a member of the safeguarding team, or contact the Cumbria Local Safeguarding Hub.
Domestic violence is on the increase and causes terrible harm to victims and the associated children. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure it is eradicated. When children are witnesses to the incidents or the aftermath then it can seriously harm their mental well-being, indeed statistics show 3,081 children in Cumbria witnessed reported domestic violence last year. This is even more shocking when research shows that incidents happen 35 times before the issue is reported to Police. This is not acceptable, there should be no incidents and if it does occur it should be reported immediately, the school will support families with this.