At Walker Riverside Academy we continually strive to safeguard our students from being drawn into terrorism or any type of exploitation, being subjected to any type of exploitation or bullying. We, therefore, work closely with our local police and safeguarding organisations. 

We are also increasingly aware of the mental health challenges faced by some of our students, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Please see below for useful information about our approach to safeguarding our students, useful links and reporting forms for our community to complete if they have any concerns. 

If you would like to raise a concern about the safety and/or wellbeing of a student please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mr Peter Robson on 0191 295 8660.



As part of the Tyne Coast Academy Trust, here at Walker Riverside Academy we adhere to both trust wide policy and our own internal safeguarding policy. We also adhere to Department for Education/ .Gov policy. 

All of our policies are available to view on our POLICIES page, but for your convenience, we have linked to our specific safeguarding policies below.

Tyne Coast Academy Trust trust-wide policy:


Select each title for more details of each specific safeguarding initiative:

Radicalisation - Details on the Prevent Duty and how to raise concern if you believe a child is developing extremist views.

County Lines - Northumbria Police - Guidance if you are concerned a child is being used to transport drugs across the UK.

Operation Encompass - Guidance on the support for children and domestic abuse.


CYPS (Children and Young People's Service) can be contacted on 0191 2466913 should any family need emergency/crisis help/advice for a child when the Academy is closed. 


Please raise any safeguarding concerns you have about our Academy by contacting our Safeguarding lead, Mr Peter Robson, directly at the Academy. 

You can report these concerns through:

Alternatively, you can contact the Academy directly on the details four on our CONTACT US page. 

Report any safeguarding concerns you may have.