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. 

CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency, and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP is here to help young people (up to age 18) who have been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online or in the real world. Website:

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

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, Mrs Michelle Read [email protected] 
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), PREVENT Lead and Online Safety Lead [email protected]

DSL Alternate, Mrs Gemma Calver [email protected]
DSL Alternate, Mrs Honey Turpin [email protected]
Safeguarding Governor, Louise Bernasconi
SENDCo: Kerry Ellison (Maternity Leave) [email protected]
Mrs Karen Hillier (Interim Maternity SENDCo) [email protected]

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.