0114 239 2661


Our Senior Leader for Safeguarding is Kelly Mills who can be contacted at the Academy.

Sheffield Park Academy’s safeguarding Policy and eSafeguarding Policy can be found here.

As parents, you want to make sure that your children develop healthily and thrive. The NSPCC can help you with advice on how you can build strong relationships with your children and keep them safe.

It's more than just physical safety. A big part of keeping children safe is making sure to look after their emotional and mental well-being. Helping them develop healthy emotional bonds from infancy can have a lifelong effect, and a strong relationship can make it easier when you want to discuss issues such as expressions of sexual behaviour or self-harm.

As your child grows older, you'll also worry about how to keep them safe when you're not always around. When is a child old enough to be home alone? And how can they keep safe when they're out on their own? You'll also want to teach them about online safety and the dangers of sexting

Of course, some people find it awkward to talk about some subjects. So if you don't know how to talk to your child about difficult issues, these pages on the NSPCC website will provide helpful advice and support.

Information sourced from www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/

Complaints relating to safeguarding regarding person(s) working in or on behalf of academy (including volunteers)

Where an allegation is made against any person working in or on behalf of the Academy that he or she has:

• Behaved in a way that has harmed a child or may have harmed a child;

• Possibly committed a criminal offence against or related to a child;

• Has behaved towards a child or children in a way that indicates s/he is unsuitable to work with children, we will apply the same principles as in our safeguarding policy.


Allegations against staff, volunteers or a designated person with responsibility for safeguarding must be reported to the Executive Principal (Mr Craig Dillon), or in his absence, the chair of the LGB (Mr Chris Hudson) and the Director of Secondary Academies (North) (Mrs Janet Woods).


The person receiving the allegation is responsible for contacting the LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer) as soon as is practicable in order to determine if it is appropriate for the allegation to be dealt with by the Academy or if there needs to be a referral to social care and/or the police for investigation. No action / further investigation should take place until / unless sanctioned by the LADO.


Allegations against the Executive Principal must be reported directly to the Chair of the LGB (Mr Chris Hudson) and the Regional Director Northern Academies (Derek Davies), who will be responsible for communicating with the LADO in line with the Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) policies and procedures.


The LADO is Hannah Appleyard, who can be contacted on 0114 2734850.

SSCB details can be found via: https://www.safeguardingsheffieldchildren.org.uk/




Safeguarding Sheffield Children Polices & Procedures

(April 2018)

Schools Education Settings Policies Procedures


The policies and procedures below include up to date local and national legislation and guidance:                 

Policies and Procedures 2017-18:

Keeping children safe in education

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges

www.gov.uk : Keeping Children Safe In Education Guidance From 5th September 2016


Page 14 -15 include electroniclinks to further information and guidance on:


• bullying including cyberbullying

• children missing education – and Annex A

• child missing from home or care

• child sexual exploitation (CSE) – and Annex A

• domestic violence

• drugs

• fabricated or induced illness

• faith abuse

• female genital mutilation (FGM) – and Annex A

• forced marriage- and Annex A

• gangs and youth violence

• gender-based violence/violence against women and girls (VAWG)


• hate

• mental health

• missing children and adults strategy

• private fostering

• preventing radicalisation – and Annex A

• relationship abuse

• sexting

• trafficking






Sheffield Safeguarding Children’s Board

Fact Sheets for children in specific circumstances



Children in Specific Circumstances


Children and HIV



Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse by Children and Young People of other Children and Vulnerable Adults



Children and Young People who Misuse Substances



Children from Abroad



Complex (Organised or Multiple) Abuse



Disabled Children



Domestic Abuse




Domestic Abuse and Children




Domestic Abuse and Young People






Fabricated or Induced Illness



Female Genital Mutilation



Forced Marriages



Gang Activity



Honour-based Violence



Licensed Premises



Parents who Misuse Substances



Parents/Carers with Learning Disabilities



Parents, Carers or Family Members with Mental Health Issues



Pregnant Women and Babies where there is Substance Misuse (MAPLAG)



Private Fostering



Provision of Therapy for Child Witnesses during a Police Investigation or a Criminal Trial



Missing from Home or Care and Runaways



Self-Harm and Suicide



Sexual Exploitation



Spiritual and Religious Beliefs






Transitions from Children to Adult Services



Uncooperative Families



Working with Sexually Active Young People


Working together to safeguard children

A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children

(March 2015)

www.gov.uk : Working Together to Safeguard Children


What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused: Advice for practitioners

(March 2015)

www.gov.uk : Working Together to Safeguard Children


Prevent Duty Guidance:

Guidance for specified authorities

in England and Wales on the duty

in the Counter-Terrorism and

Security Act 2015 to have due

regard to the need to prevent people

from being drawn into terrorism.

(March 2016)

www.gov.uk : Prevent Duty Guidance

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)






The NSPCC has recently launched the Share Aware campaign.

The  new campaign will help parents talk to their children about staying safe on social networks. Keeping children safe online is a great concern for parents. The campaign aims to provide straightforward, advice for parents of 8 to 12-year-old children.


The website provides information aimed at parents themselves along with material that is suitable for children.

©2018 SheffieldPark Academy

Sheffield Park Academy is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB. Tel: 01832 864 444
Financial Accountability and Freedom of Information  | Terms, Cookies and Privacy

United Learning