Advice for parents during the Coronavirus outbreak

Health Advice: Advice for parents when child unwell or injured - leaflet can be found here.


Domestic Abuse Support:

IDAS, the Sheffield Domestic Abuse provider is still working during this uncertain and challenging time:-

  • They are providing the Freephone Domestic Abuse Helpline 8am – 7pm weekdays and 9-5pm on Saturdays 0808 808 2241
  • webchat is available at weekdays 3-6pm
  • They are also offering Sanctuary Scheme measures for people experiencing harassment from an ex-partner or family member
  • IDAS will provide emergency face to face appointments where these are essential.
  • Visit the website to access the service. Please bear in mind that helplines might be busy if so please email

Sheffield Women’s Aid refuges are open and are accessed via the Housing Solutions phone numbers:

  • 0114 2736306 or 0800 7311 689 out of hours.
  • Male victims needing support should also use these numbers to access safe accommodation.

The National 24-hour Domestic Abuse helpline is: 0808 2000 247

For more information about Domestic Abuse and the Sheffield response around COVID 19 go to:


There is also information on the Sheffield newsroom e.g.


Inspire to Change  the programme for people who want to address their abusive behaviour is open and taking referrals – support can still be offered by telephone and email. An information leaflet is here.


Covid-19 Hardship Related Assistance provided under the Local Assistance Scheme (LAS)



Our Senior Leader for Safeguarding is Mrs K Mills.



 The Designated Safeguarding  Lead (DDSL)

Name: Mrs Kelly Mills

(Role: Senior Leader: Safeguarding & Pastoral Support/ Designated Safeguarding Lead)


The Deputy Designated Safeguarding  Lead (DDSL)

Name: Mr Alex Ratcliff

(Role: Safeguarding Manager/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)



Mrs Mills is contactable via the Academy address, via telephone on 0114 239 2661 or email at

If you or someone else are at risk or in danger please contact the emergency services (Police, Fire and Ambulance) by dialling 999. You can also contact Children’s Services (Social Care) via the Sheffield Safeguarding Hub on 0114 2734855 if there is an issue relating to a child at risk of significant harm.

There are also other support services that can be accessed (for non-urgent matters) via the Safeguarding and Wellbeing sections of our website.



Any malicious or hoax requests will be reported to South Yorkshire Police.


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 is 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.

(All information sourced from


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 Principal or in his absence, the chair of the LGB (Mrs Juliet McKervey) and the Regional Director (Mrs Moore).


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 Principal must be reported directly to the Chair of the LGB (Mrs Juliet McKervey) and the Regional Director (Mrs Moore) who will be responsible for communicating with the LADO in line with the Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) policies and procedures.


The LADO is Andrew Adedoyin, who can be contacted on 0114 2734850.

SSCB details can be found via:


Policy/Guidence  Link

Safeguarding Sheffield Children Polices & Procedures

(April 2018)

 Schools Education Settings Policies Procedures

Keeping children safe in education

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges : Keeping Children Safe in Education

Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership

Policies and procedures for children in specific circumstances

Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures Manual

Working together to safeguard children (July 2018) : Working Together to Safeguard Children

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

(March 2015) : 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) : Prevent Duty Guidance

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges

Advice for governing bodies, proprietors, headteachers, principals, senior leadership

teams and designated safeguarding leads

September 2021



OFSTED Blog: What is peer-on-peer abuse?

(Oct 2019)





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