Safeguarding and Child Protection
Foxwood Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school.
We follow the procedures set out by the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (See the procedures online) and take account of guidance issued by the Department for Education.
Academy Safeguarding Team
If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to one of the following:
|Mrs Carolyn Smith - Assistant Head Teacher & Senior Safeguarding Lead|
|Mrs Angie Potter - Head of Care & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead|
|Mr Jamie Hutchinson - Head Teacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead|
|Mr Owen Liddington - Class Teacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead for Key Stage 1&2|
Cause for Concern
Our first priority is of course your child’s welfare and the Academy is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its students. However there may be occasions when we have reason to be concerned that a student may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse. We will ensure that our concerns about a student are discussed with his/her parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the student's welfare. In this case the Academy is obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures as set out by the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership and inform Social Services.
If you are being abused or you are concerned about a student
- Tell someone you trust
- Members of the public call 0300 500 80 80 between 08:30 - 17:00
- Professionals working within Nottinghamshire County Counci call 0300 500 80 90
- If you require an urgent response outside of office hours please call Social Care Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 456 4546
- In an emergency dial 999.
- To report a crime, call 101