Safeguarding

Safeguarding is protection of vulnerable adults or children from abuse or neglect. It means making sure that people are supported to enable them to good health care, education and to stay well.

Contact Blackthorns' Safeguarding Leads

To contact the Designated Safeguarding Leads at Blackthorns, please email 
dsl@blackthornsprimaryacademy.org.uk

 

 

NSPCC helpline

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact the NSPCC's professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice and support.

Call 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk.
 

Childline helpline

Call the Childline helpline on 0800 1111.



 


 

Blackthorns Principal, Marianne Brand

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Marianne Brand

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Liz Fowler

Nominated Local Governor for Child Protection

Julie Keylock

DEPUTY DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD

Sarah Neller

DEPUTY DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD

Matt King

DEPUTY DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD

Alison Burholt

Operation Encompass

Our Academy is part of Operation Encompass.

Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting to schools and colleges of any domestic abuse incidents that occur in which a child was present, ordinarily resides at the incident location or with an involved party. We know that children can be significantly affected through witnessing or being exposed to domestic abuse and this operation will allow us to better support our pupils and their families.

A nominated member of staff, known as a Key Adult, has been trained to liaise with the police. At Blackthorns Community Primary Academy our Key Adult is Mrs Brand. She will be able to use information that has been shared with her, in confidence, to ensure that the right support is available should it be required by a child and / or their family.

We are keen to offer the best support available to our pupils and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

If you have any concerns or questions then please contact Mrs Brand and we will be happy to discuss this further.