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.

For information and advice, and to report concerns directly to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre), click on the image below. 

Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:
Protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health or development,
ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and
effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Child Protection: is part of safeguarding and promoting student welfare. It involves measures and
structures designed to prevent and respond to significant harm, abuse, exploitation and neglect.
Safeguarding includes: Child Protection, Health Care Plans, Health and Safety, Site Security, Safety on school trips and visits, Safer recruitment – School Central Record & DBS checks, online safety and associated issues, anti-bullying work, children’s & learner’s health, mental health and emotional wellbeing and so much more.
Our Safeguarding policy can be found below, and also on the policies and guidance section of this
This policy is reviewed regularly, and all staff receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding
update training and are aware of the internal procedures for passing on concerns within the
If any member of the academy or local community has concerns about the welfare of a student in
the academy, then please direct them to a member of our Safeguarding Team.

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 – In house

Report a nude image online – Childline

Report any content anonymously – Internet Watch Foundation

Alternatively, anyone can make a referral using Suffolk County Council’s Customer First service. Call 0808  800 4005 at any time. is a useful website that is full of guidance materials and support with keeping children safe online. helping to teach online safety. are a mental health charity for children,. young people and their parents/ carers.

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.

If you have concerns regarding someone who works with children, including foster carers and volunteers, these should be reported to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO). This applies to all paid, unpaid, volunteers, casual, agency employees, or anyone working in a self- employed capacity. 

This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education and
schools and colleges in England must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to
safeguard and promote the welfare of children. For the purposes of this guidance
children includes everyone under the age of 18.

Click here to read the DfE document: Working Together To Safeguard Children.

Click here to read the DfE document: Keeping Children Safe In Education.

The academy has produced its own information booklet which includes detailed information about the different areas of safeguarding concerns, useful links to external sources of advice, and helpline information. You can view or download the booklet by clicking below.

SafeCall provides confidential and anonymous support to young victims of county lines exploitation and their families. The expert team is available 9am-11pm, 7 days a week, by calling or texting 116000.

County Lines and Child Criminal Exploitation

County lines drug crime from Suffolk and Norfolk Constabulary

Getting you up to speed with velocity, from Suffolk Constabulary

Find a wide range of useful documents here.