Keeping Children Safe

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students is everyone’s responsibility. As school staff we hold a unique position of trust with our students which means we may be the first people they inform or we may get a feeling that something is not quite right.  Staff have training in safeguarding, there are rigorous systems in place and students are strongly encouraged to talk to trained safeguarding staff about any issues they may be having.

SAFEGUARDING APPENDIX: Covid-19 arrangements from 1st June 2020

As part of our Safeguarding Culture:

 All staff must have read and understood the following policies and procedures:

  • Keeping Children safe in Education Part One and Annex A (2019)
  • Inspiration Trust - Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
  • Inspiration Trust - Code of Conduct Policy
  • Cromer Academy - Behaviour Policy
  • Every teaching space, meeting room and office should have a poster detailing the safeguarding team.
  • All students need to know which members of staff are on the safeguarding team. The Designated Safeguarding Lead in school is Mrs Harper, Ms Melton (Safeguarding Coordinator), Mr Little, Mr King, Mr Hensley, Mr Bonham and Mrs Chambers (Assistant Safeguarding Leads).
  • Staff are proactive with challenging and reporting any incidents of peer on peer abuse, peer sexual violence or peer sexual harassment, FGM and exploitation. (This list is not limited to these concerns only, but these are concerns staff need to vigilant of).
  • If staff are concerned another colleague is causing harm to a student or poses a risk of harm, they need to follow the whistle-blowing procedures. This also applies to action taken by the safeguarding team.

If students wish to talk about an issue or report anything, the Safeguarding Hub is in the quad, in between the Gym and classroom M2.

Contact Numbers for Students and Parents

during a period of school closure

CRISIS - 0337261800Child Line - 0800 1111 Child LineChildren’s SocietyFood BankKOOTHMINDSamaritansSocial Care Hub - (Choose option 2)National Health Advice LineNHS WebsiteNSPCCPolice - EMERGENCYPolice - Non EmergencyYoung Minds


Resources for Parents and SEND Learners

National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff

Mencap - Easy Read guide to CoronavirusPlace2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeingYoung Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeingCarers UK - Guidance for carers
Essex Child and Family Well-being Service (ECFWS) Resource Hub