Safeguarding Statement

As an Academy Trust delivering education to students across a wide range of ages, our policy and procedure details how we safeguard our staff and students regardless of the stage of their educational journey.  The Trust Board and all staff at South Gloucestershire and Stroud Academy Trust (SGSAT) are fully committed to providing the safest possible environment for our students to study and train in and also for our staff to work within.

We prioritise and promote the safeguarding and protection of all our students from harm, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, race, religion / belief and / or sexual orientation.

We have a zero-tolerance approach to any type of abuse and our staff and local school board members are trained in how to raise any concerns they may have and how to handle a disclosure from students or staff in a safe and confidential way.

The culture of our Trust is to provide an environment that respects and values difference and we have no tolerance for any behaviour, that may be demeaning or disrespectful to anyone. The routes for reporting inappropriate behaviour are safe and clearly signposted, as are the potential consequences for anyone who chooses to act in an inappropriate way.

Prevent Statement

South Gloucestershire & Stroud Academy Trust (SGSAT) is proud of our commitment to social justice, equality of opportunity, mutual respect and tolerance.

In developing our students to be effective citizens in a democratic society, it is essential that SGSAT continues its commitment to promote open debate and freedom of speech and expression, whilst recognising the need to challenge prejudice, eliminate discrimination and prevent radicalisation.

It is our duty to safeguard our students and staff; empowering them to protect themselves from harm. The Prevent duty is therefore an integral part of the SGSAT’s Safeguarding Children, Young People & Vulnerable Adults policy and procedure.

The South West Child Protection Procedures (

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