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Reporting a Safeguarding Concern

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Our Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. We expect all pupils, staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.


The academy ensures that pupils learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, to develop positive and healthy relationships and how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including being exploited. 

Below is our Safeguarding Team:-

Debbie Beckett: Designated Safeguarding Lead

Deputy DSLs:

Vikki Donson: Pastoral Officer 

Rachel Hopkinson: Pastoral Officer

Olivia Leaney: Pastoral Officer 

Janine Dix, Headteacher

Steve Sell: Assistant Headteacher - High Peak

Philippa Boyns: Assistant Headteacher 

Emma Davis: Head of Centre, Hasland

Andrew Chambers: Deputy Site Lead, Hasland

We also have safeguarding support from Hannah Longley, Esteem Safeguarding Lead and Head of FASST.

Parents and carers can contact Debbie Beckett on or call 01246 237640 / 07842 416369.

Olivia Leaney can be contacted during the school holidays with any concerns via email at or academy mobile phone on 07548 837344. You can also email out of hours and in school holidays.

For any out of hours concerns

Safeguarding queries and for non -urgent concerns where a child is not at immediate risk of harm: out of hours please contact Janine Dix on 07548 837342. 


If you have an urgent concern about any young person with regards to their safety and wellbeing, there are several agencies that can be contacted when the Support Centres are closed. The details of the agencies are listed below:-


  • Call Derbyshire: 01629 533190

  • Childline: 0800 1111

  • Online issues or exploitation concerns can be reported to CEOP: Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency (CEOP)

  • Police 101 (999 in an emergency)

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