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Vice Principal, Kay Kelly is the Designated Safeguarding Officer and the five College Managers and the Alternative Education and Attendance Manager are Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officers.

If you have any concerns about a safeguarding issue please contact one of the following.

Designated Safeguarding Officer Kay Kelly, Vice Principal [email protected]
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer Fiona Cairns [email protected]
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer Emma Kirby [email protected]
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer Debra Craggs [email protected]
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer Julie Garnett [email protected]
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer Max Merifield [email protected]
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer Emma Coltman [email protected]



Keeping Children Safe in Education


Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding – Internet Safety


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. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.

If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at

Report Remove

The NSPCC’s service for children and young people, Childline, has launched the Report Remove tool with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to help young people remove nude images of themselves from the internet.

The Report Remove tool can be used by any young person under 18 to report a nude image or video of themselves that’s appeared online. The IWF then review these reports, and work to have the content removed if it breaks the law.

There are many reasons a young person may have shared a self-generated sexual image. Some may have sent an image for fun, or to a boyfriend or girlfriend, which has then been shared with others or on platforms without their consent. They may also have been groomed online or blackmailed into sharing this content.

To report a nude image or video, the young person has to first verify their age. Our Childline service ensures all young people are safeguarded and supported throughout the process. Young people can expect the same level of confidentiality they would from all their interactions with Childline; they do not need to provide their real name to Childline or IWF if they don’t want to.

If a child has had a nude image shared online it’s vital they know who to turn to for support and our Report Remove tool is available for them.

You can also find more ways to support your child if they’ve been sexting here


Safeguarding – Please read this carefully


Important Information for all Visitors

Child Protection/Safeguarding Is Everyone’s Responsibility

Hummersknott Academy is a Prevent Academy and operates in line with the HM Government Counter-terrorism and Security Act 2015.

Any engagement or activity which promotes extremist behaviour or engenders radicalisation will be reported to the appropriate authorities.


Child Protection 

Visitors without official clearance are not permitted in school unless accompanied by a member of staff.


Categories of abuse – Neglect, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Emotional Abuse.

Please report any suspicious injury or dialogue, no matter how small, to the Designated Safeguarding Lead – Kay Kelly or deputies –  Fiona Cairns, Emma Clark, Debra Craggs, Julie Garnett, Max Merifield and Dee Wrightson.

Contact via Main Reception


How you may become involved

  • Sighting of an injury about which there is no clear explanation.
  • A child may want to tell you about something that is happening to them.
  • Another person may express concerns about a child’s well being.
  • You may have noticed significant changes in a child’s behaviour/performance in school.
  • You may overhear a conversation that concerns you regarding a child’s safety or wellbeing.


What to do

  • Listen – non-judgementally.
  • Ask open questions if you need to clarify but do not investigate.
  • Do not compromise confidentiality – explain you may need to refer it to someone.
  • Reassure the child, but avoid physical contact.
  • Report any suspicious injury/dialogue no matter how small to the designated person as soon as possible.


As a visitor you have legal responsibility for the care and Health and Safety of yourself and others.  All accidents must be reported to main reception.

Smoking is not permitted anywhere on site.

Car parking – vehicles and contents left at owners risk.

Fire Alarm – If the bell sounds continuously please leave the building by the nearest exit and report to the assembly point on the 3G pitch.

Please sign out at main reception and return your pass upon leaving the building.