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At Sewell Park Academy we are committed to ensuring that every student at our Academy is safe and protected from harm. This means we will always work to:


• Protect children and young people at our Academy from maltreatment

• Prevent impairment of children's and young people’s health or development

• Ensure that children and young people at our Academy grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of 

   safe and effective care

• Take action to enable all children and young people at our Academy to have optimum life chances and enter     

   adulthood successfully, which can include contacting Children’s Social Care in the case of a real concern about a     child’s safety and wellbeing

• Follow robust procedures to protect young people from all forms peer on peer abuse


All our staff receive annual Safeguarding training and are well informed of the procedures for passing on concerns within the school to Mr Moore, Mr Tibble or Miss J Eastick. 

In addition, Mrs Barwick is the designated contact for our 'Looked After Children' (LAC).

Our school adheres to the DfE's safeguarding documents Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 and The Prevent Duty 2015

All our Safeguarding policies and procedures can be read on the policies page. These include a flow chart on how SPA will respond to any allegations of sexual abuse between peers, following the Ofsted investigation arising from the Everyone's Invited website.
You can contact us by email or by pressing option 3 when you call 01603 411721.
Sewell Park Academy is working in partnership with Norfolk Constabulary and Norfolk Children’s Services to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic violence in their household; this scheme is called Operation Encompass
In order to achieve this, Norfolk Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub will share police information of all domestic incidents where one of our pupils has been present, with the DSL. On receipt of any information, the DSL will decide on the appropriate support the child requires, this could be silent or overt. All information sharing and resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with the ‘Norfolk Joint Agency Protocol for Domestic Abuse – Notifications to Schools’. We will record this information and store this information in accordance with the record keeping procedures outlined in our Safeguarding Policy.
Why we take domestic abuse seriously:
1 in 4 women, 1 in 5 children and 1 in 6 men experience this nationally over the course of a lifetime. We use the term Domestic Abuse instead of Domestic Violence because abuse does not need to be physical.  

Controlling behaviour is a range of acts designed to make a person subordinate and/or dependent by isolating them from sources of support, exploiting their resources and capacities for personal gain, depriving them of the means needed for independence, resistance and escape and regulating their everyday behaviour.


Coercive behaviour is an act or a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse that is used to harm, punish, or frighten their victim.

Coercion and Control has been made illegal since December 2015 and could lead to a fine, 5 years imprisonment or BOTH. 

Key Contact Numbers
National Domestic Abuse Helpline:  0808 200 0247 for individuals and this is 24/7 and can access everything from refuge places to DASH assessments.


Norfolk Community Law Service: 01603 496623 for families to seek help getting legal advice.


During Term Time you can contact SPA's Domestic Abuse Champion Jasmine Eastick on 01603 411721 ext 4523.

If you have any concerns about the welfare of your child, another student or a staff member, please do not hesitate to contact our DSL
Emergency situations should be reported to the authorities, which are staffed 24hrs a day. Police - 999. Childrens Services 0344 800 8020
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