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.

Contacts

Miss Gregson-Rix - Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead

01493 842061

Mrs Derry - Alternative Designated Safeguarding Lead

01493 842061

Alternatively, if you are concerned about a child and want to speak to someone, contact the Norfolk County Council's Social Care Team on 0344 800 8020.

If you consider the incident to be an emergency, call 999

If you see something or hear something that doesn’t feel right – say something.


Key External Contact Numbers for Students and Parents

Norfolk County Council Children’s Services Customer Services Helpline (duty team) - 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

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 Learners with send

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