Our Designated Safeguarding Leads are: Mrs L.Smith and Mrs J. North

Our Other Safeguarding staff are:  Mrs J Hirst and Mrs C Whitmore.

Safeguarding Governor: Mrs K Cliffe

Designated Looked After Children Lead: Mrs J. North

Cranberry Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children.  We ensure consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support children, families and staff at school.  For more information please see the following policies:

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy September 2023 updated January 24

Keeping Children Safe In Education 2023

SBMAT Safeguarding Statement Policy 2023

SBMAT Looked After Children Policy 2024

Cheshire East Safeguarding Children and Young people affected by Domestic, sexual and Relationship abuse

SBMAT Children Missing Education Guidance – March 2024

Prevent Policy 2024 -Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation in Education Settings Policy


Please find below a number of contact numbers, should you require any support or help during times when school is closed:

Cranberry Academy
Cheshire East Children’s Consultation  Service (CHECS – Social Care) 0300 123 5012 (option 3)
Cheshire East Children’s Consultation  Service out of hours emergency number (CHECS – Social Care) 0300 123 5022
Childline 0800 1111
NHS 111 111
Non- emergency police contact 101
The emergency services (Police, Fire, Ambulance) 999
Alsager Foodbank 07743659906
The Cedars Medical Centre 01270 275606
Merepark Medical Centre 01270 275600


You can also follow the link below for Cheshire East’s Safeguarding Team:

Please follow the below link for Domestic Abuse Guidance from Cheshire East:


The NSPCC has updated its online safety content for parents and carers on its website and this also now includes new advice on talking to children about upsetting coronavirus content which they may have viewed online.

The Safer Schools Home Learning Hub is a free library of resources to support parents and carers who are taking the time to help their children be safer online. The resources have been adapted to make them easily accessible for everyone. 


Parental Conflict

A new app called ‘Separating Better’ has been launched for parents who have recently separated. It is completely free with no in-app payments and is available to download on 

Android and IOS.


Key features include:

  • An emotional readiness assessment to determine a parent’s readiness for the separation process.
  • A personalised parenting plan with co-parenting agreement options to help shape the practicalities in a parent’s life post-separation.
  • A budget planner to help parents gain control of their finances as a new co-parent and to plan ahead for any shared or split expenses for the children.
  • Work it outscenario videos to help identify any poor communication skills or disagreements between co-parents and demonstrate how to improve upon them.
  • Expert advice and guidance articles on a wide range of separation topics, from communication and living arrangements to finances and practical legal advice.

Separating Better is designed to offer self-guided support for parents who are considering separation or are in the early stages of separation. This early intervention app offers emotional support and practical guidance. 

You can find more information here  – Separating better (




Prevent – How social media is used to encourage travel to syria and Iraq.

Below is the link to Government advice and trusted resources for schools to safeguard students from radicalisation, build resilience to all types of extremism and promote shared values. 



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