Keeping Children Safe

At Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people.

To achieve this we ensure the continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding within our staff and volunteers.

We expect all our staff to undertake a full enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. For further information on how we keep children safe, please see our safeguarding policy.

To find out more about safeguarding, you can contact Mrs Derry below:

If you have any concerns about a safeguarding issue, please use the contact details below.


Miss Gregson-Rix - Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead

01493 842061

Mrs Derry - Alternative Designated Safeguarding Lead

01493 842061

Children's Advice and Duty Service (CADs)

0344 800 8020

Police child abuse investigation unit

01603 276313

Local area designated officer (LADO)

01603 223473

Department for Education extremism concerns

020 7340 7264

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 carersAmaze - information pack for parentsEssex Child and Family Well-being Service (ECFWS) Resource Hub