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
All our staff receive annual Safeguarding training and are well informed of the procedures for passing on concerns within the school to Mr Moore, Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Julie Atkinson, Safeguarding Officer.
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.
All our Safeguarding policies and procedures can be read on the policies page
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