At OBA we provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child. We recognise the importance of providing an environment within our Academy that will help children feel safe and respected. We understand the importance of enabling children to talk openly about anything that worries them and to feel confident that they will be listened to.

Safeguarding arrangements in our Academy are underpinned by two key principles:

  • safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility: all staff, governors and volunteers should play their full part in keeping children safe; and
  • a child-centred approach: a clear understanding of the needs and views of children.

We work with parents to build an understanding of the Academy’s responsibilities to ensure the welfare of all young people. All students at OBA can self-refer via the welfare team to counselling services. If you have a serious concern about a safeguarding issue please contact the Academy immediately. If you would like any further advice support or guidance please contact Safeguarding Team.

  • The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Clare Gray
  • The Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Sarah Roberts

Our students can report any safeguarding concerns electronically at any time, whether during or outside of the school day, via the Worry box. Concerns raised using the Worry box will be picked up by Academy staff during the school day. If something is urgent, students should report it to a member of staff or appropriate adult immediately.

OBA are also a distributor of vouchers for the Peterborough food bank. Contact the safeguarding team for more information.

  • Report online terrorist material
  • Lets talk about it is an initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance to the public in order to stop people supporting terrorist activities.
  • Educate against hate is a guide for parents and guardians to help keep children safe from extremism.
  • Fast is a UK based organisation that was created to help families affected by a loved one leaving to join or support terrorist activities abroad.
  • Inspire is a counter-extremism and women’s rights organisation which seeks to address inequalities facing British Muslim women.
  • Prevent tragedies is a national UK police and partners website that provides guidance, practical support and useful contacts for families who may be concerned that loved ones are at risk of radicalisation.

The links below will take you to additional agencies and services that can provide safeguarding support and guidance.