Safeguarding

Safeguarding 

Across the Avocet Academy Trust​, the governors and staff fully recognise the contribution the school makes to safeguarding children. We recognise that the safety and protection of all pupils is of paramount importance and that all staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting pupils from harm. We believe that the school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes all pupils’ social, physical, emotional and moral development.

If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of a child please contact:

  • Mrs Joanne Stanley-Bell (Executive Principal and Senior Designated Lead)
  • Mrs Melissa Geater (Assistant Principal and Alternate Designated Lead/e-Safety Lead)
  • Miss Hazel Cornwell (Family Support Worker/Alternate Designated Lead)
  • Mrs Annette Bywater (Named Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding)

The LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) are Rennie Everett and Dian Campbell.
Local Designated Officers can be contacted via email on LADOCentral@suffolk.gcsx.gov.uk or using the LADO central telephone number 0300 123 2044 for allegations against all staff and volunteers.

Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board

Avocet Academy Safeguarding Policy

Guidance surrounding the PREVENT Duty - this information is reviewed by the school on a regular basis