Safeguarding

"All children have the right to a safe, loving and stable childhood"

(Working together to safeguard children, April 2018)

If you have a problem or are worried about yourself/others or you have an e-safety issue you can talk to any of the following staff:


Mr M Wood
Associate Princpal

Mrs A Morrow
Assistant Vice Principal/DSL

Mrs L Thompson
Student Welfare Officer

Mrs A Price
Pastoral Manager
Miss N Stephenson
Pastoral Manager
Mr L Savory
Pastoral Manager
Mrs A Hayes
Pastoral Manager
Mrs A Taylor
Pastoral Manager

Remember you can speak to any member of staff including your form tutor or class teachers at any time.

Staying safe:
  • Be sure your parents/carer know where you are and can contact you
  • Do not accept transport from someone you do not know or have only just met
  • If possible go out accompanied by friends and return home with them
  • Wherever you are, be aware of how to make an emergency call and the quickest way out
  • If you use public transport try to use busy routes or sit downstairs near the driver
  • Avoid isolated areas at night
  • Carry spare change for the bus or a taxi for emergency situations
  • Never consume unknown substances and don't accept alcohol
  • Never leave a friend who has consumed know/unknown substances
  • If you feel you are being followed cross the street, go into a busier area or in an emergency knock on the door of a nearby house
  • Keep personal information private online
  • Use strong passwords and use strong privacy settings when online
  • Trust your instincts...if something doesn't feel right, it probably isn't
  • Think before you post anything online
  • If someone harasses you online, walk away, talk to your parent/carer and report it to your internet provider
  • Take a friend or trusted adult if you are meeting online friends
  • Lock doors and windows when you are at home

In an emergency situation dial 999 for police, ambulance or fire brigade.

OPERATION ENCOMPASS:

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the police share important information with key staff in the academy where children have been present at a domestic abuse incident. This enables staff to provide and access support fro the children in a timely manner.

If you have a concern when you are not in the academy and you need to talk to someone you can contact the following organisations for support:

198x96 Call 0800 1111 or visit www.childline.org
188x89 Call 0808 800 5000 or visit www.nspcc.org.uk
188x113 Call 0800 77 66 00 or visit www.talktofrank.com
188x119 Call 08457 90 90 90 or visit www.samaritans.org
182x64 Call Childline and visit https://ceop.police.uk

Further sources of support include:

183x96 Call 0800 050 20 20 or visit www.youngstonewall.org.uk (LGBT support)
186x62 Call 0300 3030 700 or visit www.tmnorthumberland.org.uk (Anxiety/stress)
155x222 Text 07507 332 258 for advice from a school nurse
343x100 Call 01670 51 51 51
108x101 Call 01670 320025 or www.northumberlandyoungcarers.org
182x95 Call 01670 351356 or visit www.silxteen.com