The South Wolds Academy and Sixth Form


The South Wolds Academy and Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, which includes;

  • Protecting children from maltreatment; 

  •  Preventing the impairment of children's mental and physical health or development;

  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;  

  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. 

All concerns are dealt with by staff trained to the same level as that of the ‘Designated Safeguarding Lead'. As a team, we recognise our responsibilities for safeguarding children and protecting them from harm.

Name Role

Mrs S Brooks - Deputy Headteacher

Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs K Dawson - Inclusion Support Lead

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs L Danson - Vulnerable Support Lead

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms G Drewett - Senior mental Health Lead

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr O Askham - Assistant Head Teacher
Attendance & Behaviour

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs F Haywood - Assistant Headteacher
KS3 Progress & Inclusion; SENCO

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs H Angus

Head Teacher

Mrs A Beaumont

Lead Safeguarding Governor

All other school staff (teaching and support staff) undergo annual training. We follow the procedures set out by the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board (NSCB) taking account of guidance issued by the DfE and the EMET Safeguarding and Child Protection policy. 

Should you have any concerns about your child or a child who attends The South Wolds Academy please do not hesitate to contact any one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads via 

Any safeguarding concern relating to the Head Teacher should be reported to the Chair of Governors via  

Causes for concern:

All staff are asked to report any causes for concern via our online system, My Concern. If concerns are immediate then staff will speak directly to one of the safeguarding leads in school. Concerns will be shared with parents/carers as appropriate and as early as possible as there are often reasonable explanations for the concern.


Absence and lateness is closely monitored by Miss Parkin - Attendance and Family Liaison Officer. Reasons are sought for all absences. Concerns around attendance may be referred to the Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer. Parents/carers will be notified of attendance concerns at the earliest convenience. Miss Parkin can be contacted via

Support for Families via Multi Agency Working:

The South Wolds Academy works collaboratively with external agencies to ensure that children are safeguarded and welfare is promoted as outlined in Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance. We actively work with families to secure positive outcomes for both children and families.

Out of hours safeguarding concern:

If you have concerns for the safety of a child out of school hours, please contact Nottinghamshire Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub: 0300 500 80 80 or visit the website. If you require an urgent response outside of working hours (08:30-17:00), contact Nottinghamshire’s Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 456 4546.

If the child lives in Nottingham City please contact Child and Families Direct: 0115 8764800 or visit the Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Partnership website

If you believe that a child is at immediate risk and in need of protection then you should call the Police - 999 immediately.

Alternatively, if you feel the child is a risk of abuse or neglect, but not in immediate need of protection, you should call the Police on 101.

Early sources of help:

Be U Notts has recently launched in order to support early mental health and emotional wellbeing for young people and their parents/carers with an online referral facility through the website. 

Healthy Family Teams are community based. They work with children and young people aged between 4 -19 attending schools in Nottinghamshire and are the first point of contact for children, young people and parents, who need health advice or information. 

CHATHEALTH – For confidential advice or support young people aged 11-19 can text 07507 329 952 and further contact details can be found here

The Family Service provides targeted early help support for families with worries, concerns, behaviours and conflict to help resolve significant problems. Parents/carers can contact the Early Help Unit by telephone: 0115 804 1248 or email:


Online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop.


Provides a range of advice and support about self harm, people who self harm, their friends and families.

0115 934 8445


CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. 

Child Line

0800 1111

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline

0808 800 5000


08457 909090


08457 909090

Young Minds Parent Helpline

(Children’s health and wellbeing)

0808 805 5544

(9.30-16.00 weekdays)


(Advice for mental health including self-harming)

0300 123 3393

(9.00-18.00 weekdays)

Frank (National Drugs Helpline)

0300 123 6600

Drink Line

0800 917 8282