Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility

You can read our Trust-wide Safeguarding Policy on our Policies and Procedures page.

Everyone who comes into contact with children, young people and families as part of their work, including those who do not have a specific role in relation to child protection, have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

To support this, EVAT has a number of dedicated safeguarding professionals and leads. We have a zero-tolerance approach to behaviours that could enable abuse and assault. We encourage anyone who may be affected by safeguarding issues to talk to our staff members in our schools. Staff members will listen and take further advice on next steps. If you have concerns about the welfare of a child, you can speak to any member of staff, or you can contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs). Our DSLs are:

Additional advice and support can also be found at:

You can also contact the Darlington Safeguarding Partnership Designated Officer (DO) directly on telephone 01325 406451 or email:

In an emergency, do not hesitate, call the Police on 999

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