Do you have concerns about a child?
Please write your concerns here and our safeguarding team will receive your message. All names and email addresses will be kept confidential.
Definition and Key Staff
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm, safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination and safe from radicalisation.
Mr D. Piercy, is responsible for monitoring the strategic and operational effectiveness of safeguarding across the Academy.
Mr R. Thomas is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs H. Wornham, is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Additional Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Miss A. Suckling, is a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Mrs L. Sewell, is a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Mrs N. Akhtar, is a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Miss K. England, is a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Mrs J. Batchelor, is a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Mrs N. Lillywhite, is the Prevent Officer
If you have a safeguarding concern, please use one or more of the contacts below:
E-mail the DSL in the first instance - firstname.lastname@example.org
E-mail the Local Authority - email@example.com
Make a referral to the Southend Child Single Point of Contact service - C-SPOC@southend.gov.uk
Make a referral to the DfE’s counter-extremism division at firstname.lastname@example.org
Policies and Documents
Extremism and Radicalisation
Click here for the Parents' Guide to Extremism and Radicalisation
Click here for the DfE's Education Against Hate
Click here for the DfE's Use of Social Media in Radicalisation
Click here for Victims of Terrorism Unit, which includes access to support services, including mental health and other medical services.
Click here for Channel Programme Guidance
Click here for the NSPCC Blog on Supporting Children Worried about Terrorism
'County Lines' refers to a type of criminal exploitation in which gangs and organised crime networks exploit children to sell drugs. Often these children are made to travel across counties, and they use dedicated mobile phone ‘lines’ to supply drugs.
Click here for Home Office guidance on County Lines
Recognising the Signs - https://southend-on-seabc.tumblr.com/post/178979547106/seethesignscontact
Private fostering arrangements are made, privately, between two parties for a child under the age of 16 (18 if disabled). This arrangement would be with someone who is not a parent or close relative, and is due to last 28 days or more.
For further information, please refer to https://www.southend.gov.uk/fostering-1/private-fostering