Rushcliffe Spencer Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to follow the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

Our designated safeguarding leads are:


Ruth Frost

(Assistant Principal)

Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead


Helen Thorpe

(Pupil Wellbeing Leader)

Designated Safeguarding Lead

If you are concerned about a child’s welfare, please contact Helen Thorpe and provide a detailed record of your concern. She can be contacted via 0115 9744050 or Please do not investigate the concern yourself.

Outside of term time, please use the safeguarding email address above which is routinely monitored during school holidays.  Alternatively, if you are concerned that a child is at risk of harm or that a family urgently requires support then please contact MASH (Nottinghamshire Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) on 0300 500 8080 (member of the public) or 0300 500 8090 (professional) or outside of working hours (08.30am-5.00pm) on 0300 4564546

From time to time, pupil information may be shared with third party agencies where welfare concerns have been raised. These concerns will be shared with the pupil’s parents/carers initially unless their involvement places the child at risk.

For the latest information from the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership please visit:

The school also operates within the following relevant trust level policies:

  • Complaints Policy
  • Employee Disciplinary Policy
  • Employee Expectations and Code of Conduct
  • Equality
  • Freedom of Information
  • Information, governance and security policy (part of the trust data protection policy)
  • Grievance Policy
  • Whistleblowing


These can be found at


Useful Links

You may find the organisations and resources here helpful.


Online Safety

For additional information and resources specifically around online safety, please visit this page.

You can report any incidents or safeguarding concerns you have that have taken place online here.