Safeguarding

The safeguarding area of this website is currently being redeveloped, but should be fully up to date soon. In the meantime 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.

  • Safeguarding Officer: Michelle Read
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): James Lowden
  • DSL Alternate: Catherine Ludbrook
  • Safeguarding Governor: Louise Bernasconi
  • Online Safety Lead: James Kerry
  • SENDCo: Kerry Ellison

Alternatively, anyone can make a referral using Suffolk Council’s Customer First service. Call 0808  800 4005 at any time.

Child protection and safeguarding

Our Child protection and safeguarding policy is available for you to view or download form our Policies and guidance page, here.

Safeguarding advice to Parents and Carers

The academy has produced its own information booklet, entitled Safeguarding Advice to Parents and Carers, Keeping our Students Safe. The booklet includes information shown on this page and much more besides, including 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.

Click to view or download

Anonymous reporting form

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.

Anonymous reporting form

CEOP (Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre)

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.

Click to make a report to CEOP

Click to make a report to CEOP

Make a report to CEOP

Useful documents

You might find the following downloadable documents useful. They have been gathered from a variety of sources and cover a range of safeguarding topics.

General

Keeping children safe in education, from HM Government

Working together to safeguard children, from HM Government

Coping with self-harm: a guide for parents and carers

Safe hands thinking minds poster

Crime (drugs, physical, sexual)

Knives: Get the Facts, from Suffolk Constabulary

Think Before you Act, from Suffolk Constabulary

County lines drug crime, from Suffolk and Norfolk Constabulary

Getting you up to speed with Velocity, from Suffolk Constabulary

Power and Control: information about physical and sexual violence

Online, apps and gaming

FIFA, a parents’ guide, from National Online Safety Ltd

Live streaming guide, from National Online Safety Ltd

Screen addiction guide, from National Online Safety Ltd

Snapchat: protecting your pupils, from TheSchoolBus

Children and mobile phones

eSafety: a parent’s perspective

SimSimi safety card

Online gaming safety, for staff and parents, from tri.x

Online safety for teenagers, from NSPCC

Phishing – Don’t get caught

H2B Safer on Instagram

H2B Safer on SnapChat

H2B Safer on WhatsApp

Musical.ly safety settings

Useful links

Sites, apps and games reviews, from Net Aware

A summary for parents/carers of what commonly-used apps do and their corresponding age restrictions.

Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board

Information for parents and carers in need of support or guidance, on a range of safeguarding matters.

Disrespect Nobody

A website created by the Home Office, for young people affected by domestic violence.

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