If you are feeling worried or threatened online by something that happens to you, you can report directly to CEOP. They are part of the national crime agency and read every report. They will work with the police and help solve or deal with any problem.
We have created an in-house reporting system our students can use. The system is anonymous so you can report any concerns about yourself or someone you are worried about. The system is monitored real time by our safeguarding team. Students can report any safeguarding concerns electronically at any time, whether during or outside of the school day.
Some children and young people will only now be starting to show the impact of lockdown in their behaviour. The Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership has resources and guidance for identifying and reporting safeguarding concerns.
There are also a range of topics covered in the guides in the ‘five top tips’ section some of which may be useful to share with families.
Sleep | Suffolk County Council
Five Tips for Families | Suffolk County Council
Health and safety for students, families, staff and visitors is of paramount importance. Consequently, we have implemented a broad range of measures to reduce the risk of infection.
A summary of the key worker and vulnerable provision during the pandemic can be viewed here.
The COVID-19 secure certificate can be viewed here.
There are number of rebuild and recover resources available from Mentally Healthy Schools to support the whole school community on the return to school.
Stay at home guidance for households with possible or confirmed cases of Covid19 infection.
The safeguarding of all members of our community is of paramount importance to us and we are committed to making sure this permeates everything that we do.
We work tirelessly to ensure students are safe, feel empowered to discuss any concerns they have and are able to learn in a caring, positive and supportive learning environment.
If you have any safeguarding or child protection concerns, please contact a member of the safeguarding team listed below, and we will ensure that it is investigated quickly, fairly and thoroughly with appropriate actions applied.
Alternatively, anyone can make a referral using Suffolk County Council’s Customer First service. Call 0808 800 4005 at any time.
Our child protection and safeguarding policy is available for you to view or download from our policies and guidance page.
The academy has produced its own information booklet which includes detailed information about the different areas of safeguarding concern, useful links to external sources of advice, and helpline information. You can view or download the booklet by clicking the thumbnail below.
Topics are varied and include:
Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership safeguard people with care and support needs and act to minimise risk of harm, and adopt a zero tolerance to abuse and neglect. Providing information, advice and ways to report someone you are worried about.
Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board Information for parents and carers in need of support or guidance, on a range of safeguarding matters.
Safeguarding alert from Safer Schools – Monkey Web
The online world can be a bit overwhelming at times but it is important we understand what our children are doing online so we can help make them safer. The Safer Schools App aims to help with this.
The App is designed to support and protect children by educating and empowering them both at school and at home. Through their log-in, your children get access to information that is relevant to them and you will receive tips and advice on how to keep them safer online.
Download the Safer Schools App.
To log in
1. Select your school from the drop down menu and click ‘continue’.
2. Enter the four digit entry code provided for your unique role.
Parent code: 7675
Student code: 4898
The Children’s Society have put together a simple guide to how emojis may be being used in areas of risk. This is not a definitive or exhaustive guide and they encourage practitioners to stay curious about the different forms of communication young people are using, and this resource can be used to build conversations.
You might find the following documents and links useful. They have been gathered from a variety of sources and cover a range of safeguarding topics.
The helpline is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday for people living in Suffolk who are clinically extremely vulnerable, to assist with any questions they may have and to help them find the support they need.
The helpline number is 0800 876 6926 and you can also find more information on the Home But Not Alone website.
The campaign – launched in Alcohol Awareness Week – (16-22nd November 2020) – asks adults consuming alcohol at home while responsible for children a simple, but potentially life-saving, question – ‘when you drink, who’s in charge?’
It urges parents, and others with responsibility for children, to be aware of a range of potentially dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol while caring for children.
In the four year period ending in March 2020, 35 babies in the West Midlands region (Birmingham, Black Country, Coventry, Warwickshire, Solihull, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Telford and Wrekin) died while sharing beds or sofas with adults who had consumed more than two units of alcohol (or used illegal drugs).Two of these deaths were in Herefordshire in 2019-2020.
Disrespect Nobody – A website created by the Home Office, for young people affected by domestic violence.
NSPCC Abuse in Education helpline
As you are aware, the NSPCC have launched a dedicated helpline for children and young people who have experienced abuse at school, and for worried adults and professionals that need support and guidance, including for non-recent abuse.
Report Abuse in Education on 0800 136 663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Life Suffolk Webinars to allow children and families to take part in learning about healthier lifestyles during this period of social distancing.
Suffolk County Council Parent Hub -A single place for Suffolk parents or carers to find parenting advice and support to help their child’s development.
NSFT have set up a 24/7 helpline called First Response offering immediate advice, support and signposting for people with mental health difficulties. NSFT Helpline
PAPYRUS is a national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. PAPYRUS was founded in 1997 by a mother, Jean Kerr, from Lancashire following the loss of her son to suicide.
The organisation have recently published a guide for parents created by those who have experience of supporting a young person struggling with their mental health and also contains details of the HOPELINEUK Helpline.
The HOPELINK helpline is available to anyone under 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, and anyone who may be concerned about them. Papyrus’ trained suicide prevention advisers are trained to help young people focus on staying safe from suicide. Their training enables them to provide advice and support to help forward and stay alive.
Childline has launched Report Remove, a service that allows children and young people under 18 to report and get removed from the internet a nude image or video of themselves that might have been shared online. The webpage includes links to services and information offering emotional and safeguarding support.
This SEND version of ‘So you got naked online…’ is a resource that helps and advises young people who may find themselves in a situation where they (or a friend) have put a sexting image or video online and have lost control over that content and who it’s being shared with.
Informed by cases received by the UK Safer internet centre’s helpline (POSH), they have adapted this resource to provide accessible information to help support young people (Key stage 3 and above) with particular vulnerabilities. This resource does not and will not be suitable for every child classed as having a special educational need.
We’re very pleased to share the latest academy prospectus with you, which we hope will give you a taste of what makes Ormiston Denes Academy unique, and what it’s like to study here. Please visit the Information for Year 6 page to view.
Thank you to Morrisons North Quay, Lowestoft for the thoughtful donation of stationery for our students! Lawrence and Erin in Year 8 are pictured receiving the donation.
As part of this year’s Heritage Open Days, the Cultural Education Partnership has organised two children’s heritage walks on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th September. The walks are family friendly AND full of interesting facts about history of North and South Lowestoft and each one ends at a larger Heritage Open Day event that is […]
We have welcomed a new catering provider to Ormiston Denes this term and are delighted to be able to share the weekly menus with you. Menu Sept 2021
Students across the region have been putting together a Showcase to celebrate their work in the Performing Arts during 2021. Each school created a devised piece based on a given stimulus. Our students here at Ormiston Denes Academy created their own telling of a familiar tale called ‘Alice’.
Year 7 students at Ormiston Denes Academy have found an exciting way of practising their language skills – by writing to royal families across Europe. The students made Christmas cards to send to the royal families last year as part of their language lessons and when we returned to in-school teaching, they were delighted to […]
Before the Easter holiday, students from Ormiston Denes Academy, supported by the #iwill project, filled and donated 100 bags to organisations in the local area. The Easter card was also designed by Mia in Year 9. Easter goody bags and cards were delivered to Topcats Charity, Outreach on the Streets, Harleston House and YMCA Childcare […]
What is MyTutor? MyTutor matches students with a kind and friendly tutor studying at a top university somewhere in the UK. Tutors are talented, bright, and have recently sat their GCSEs and A Levels, so they understand how stressful exams can be. With regular attendance, MyTutor lessons can help students gain confidence in their subject […]
The theme this year for Anti- Bullying Week is “United Against Bullying” and all students at Ormiston Denes Academy will watch a virtual assembly during form time, to raise awareness. They will also be given a poster to create their own pledge against bullying, enabling us all to stand united against bullying. This poster will […]
To mark Remembrance Day, our remembrance ceremony was held during tutor time across Years 7-11. This provided all our students with a time to reflect and pay their respects to commemorate the servicemen and women from Britain and the Commonwealth who sacrificed their lives for our freedom, whilst remaining in their bubbles. Across the academy, […]
We are proud to have been awarded The Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk Award. The award recognises the service provided by the academy to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.