Safeguarding

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Pastoral and Family Support

Our team here at Sutton Primary Academy, are always available to speak to you regarding any concerns you may have.

Liz Orton is currently the Designated Safeguarding Lead at Sutton Primary Academy. Vicky Bloore and Kelly Walsh are both Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. All of whom are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all children, staff and visitors to the school.

We are very ably supported by the Hereford Marches Federation of Academies pastoral team led by Mrs McColl the Safeguarding Manager who is based at Lord Scudamore Academy. 

From time to time families may need extra support which schools’ are now able to provide.

You may feel that your child would benefit from extra pastoral support in school in the form of group work or 1:1 sessions.

We can offer a variety of support in school. If you think your child would benefit from some extra support please speak to Liz Orton, one of the deputy DSLs or your child’s class teacher. Alternatively, you may wish to contact Mrs McColl directly at Lord Scudamore Academy.

We would also like to reassure you that we rarely share information with other agencies about your child without first speaking to you.

Even if we make the difficult decision that we need to speak to Social Care about your child we will always undertake to share our intention to do so with you unless we deem that to do so could put the child at greater risk of harm, or impede a criminal investigation.

We fully understand that this can be a very distressing set of circumstances but we can only reassure you that we follow the procedures required by Herefordshire Safeguarding Partnership.

Safeguarding Information

We would also like to reassure you that we rarely share information with other agencies about your child without first speaking to you.

Even if we make the difficult decision that we need to speak to Social Care about your child we will always undertake to share our intention to do so with you unless we deem that to do so could put the child at greater risk of harm, or impede a criminal investigation.

We fully understand that this can be a very distressing set of circumstances but we can only reassure you that we follow the procedures required by Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board.

Mrs McColl is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Safeguarding Manager for the federation. All Deputy Heads in the federation schools are also trained to deal with any child protection issues. Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs McColl should you have a worry or concern regarding a child protection or safeguarding issue.

Safeguarding Team

Jan McColl
Safeguarding Director for HMFA
Liz Orton
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Vicky Bloore
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Kelly Walsh
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Becky Millikin
Learning Mentor
Cheryl Ryder
Family Support Worker

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