The safety and well being of our students is our primary concern
If you are in any way concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a child, please refer to the Thurrock Local Safeguarding Children Board (by clicking here) which displays the relevant contact numbers to access assistance.
The Academy takes the welfare and safety of students very seriously, working hard to reduce all the kinds of harm that children can suffer, including abuse, bullying, discrimination and avoidable injuries. We strive to make sure that every student in the Academy feels secure, well cared for, and able to reach their full potential.
The Academy understands and is committed to the vital contribution that all Governors,staff, parents and students can make to safeguarding children. Our curriculum is designed to create awareness in students of safeguarding issues and how to deal with them. Training of all staff in identifying, reporting procedures and dealing with such issues is regular and thorough.
We will continue to ensure that all our staff, other professionals, parents/carers and students work together to know the rules about keeping children safe. They will understand the importance of following procedures and listening to each other, especially when there are concerns about safety.
Our procedures comply with the letter and the spirit of guidance, regulation and best practice.
Our policies which contain further details can be found on the links below.
You can access the Child Expolitation & Online Protection Centre directly by clicking on CEOP .
Radicalisation, extremism and hate
You can access the government website on this issue here
E mail contacts are available below but if you have any concerns at all about the safety or welfare of a child please make immediate contact by telephone and be sure to clear that there may be a safeguarding issue.
If you believe that a child is in imminent danger please contact the police. Dial 999.
For staff the NSPCC whistleblowing helpline is: 0800 028 0285
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr Andrew Betts who can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) is Annette Asumadu who can be contacted on email@example.com
All contacts above can be reached by telephone on 01375 802060