Keeping children safe
At East Point 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.
If you have any concerns about a safeguarding issue, please use the contact details below.
You can contact the following groups for help and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Help for children and young people
Childline: 0800 1111
CEOP Safety Centre: www.ceop.police.uk
Help for adults concerned about a child
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
|Rachel Hope - designated safeguarding lead||01502 525300|
|Mrs L Bibby - alternative senior member of staff for child protection||01502 525317|
|Mrs C Prior - designated governor||01603 280923|
|Suffolk County Council Children’s Services customer services helpline (duty team)||0808 800 4005|
|Police child abuse investigation unit||01473 613500|
|Local area designated officer (LADO)||01473 264172|
|Department for Education extremism concerns||020 7340 7264
Contact Numbers for Students and Parents during a period of school closure
CRISIS - 0337261800
Child Line - 0800 1111 - www.childline.org.uk
Children’s Society - www.childrenssociety.org.uk
Food Bank - www.trusselltrust.org
KOOTH - www.kooth.com
MIND - www.mind.org.uk
Samaritans - 116 123
Social Care Hub - 0345 603 7627 (Choose option 2)
National Health Advice Line - 111
NHS Website - www.england.nhs.uk
NSPCC - www.nspcc.org.uk
Police - EMERGENCY - 999
Police - Non Emergency - 101
Young Minds - www.youngminds.org.uk
Resources for Parents and SEND Learners
National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff: www.autism.org.uk
Mencap - Easy Read guide to Coronavirus: www.mencap.org.uk
Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing: www.place2be.org.uk
Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing: www.youngminds.org.uk
Carers UK - Guidance for carers: www.carersuk.org
Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: www.mindheart.co.uk
Amaze - information pack for parents www.amazesussex.org.uk