The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Parents can feel confident that careful procedures are in place to ensure that all staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children within the academy. The academy encourages parents and children to talk freely about any concerns or worries which may affect educational progress. It is important to us that parents and students see the academy as a safe place.

Children will be taken seriously if they seek help from a member of staff. Students may be referred for additional bespoke support from external agencies who work closely with the academy. The academy will work in partnership with parents at all times to inform them of additional support required or accessed for their child. However, staff cannot guarantee to consult parents first, or to keep children’s concerns confidential, if a referral must be made to agencies in order to safeguard the child’s welfare.

If you have any concerns relating to any student in our academy please contact one of the following designated staff:

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss D Percival – Vice Principal
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr T Millar
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs K Willmot – Principal
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs L Taylor – Assistant Principal

If you have any concerns or queries about safeguarding, please contact our designated leads by emailing at safeguarding@queenelizabeths-ac.org.uk or contact us on 01623 623559.

Safeguarding policy

Queen Elizabeth’s Academy follow the Diverse Academies’ safeguarding policy, together with having our own local appendix which details all relevant contacts.

Safeguarding and wellbeing advice

Advice for parents, carers and students

If you have urgent concerns for a child, or suspect that a child has been abused in any way, you can also report a safeguarding concern to Nottinghamshire Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) ​by calling 0300 500 80 80 (if you are a member of the public). If you require an urgent response outside of working hours (08:30-17:00), contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 456 4546.

In an emergency call 999.

https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/safeguarding/childrens-mash

Helpful links for further advice:

Childline
www.childline.org.uk
Comforts, advises and protects children 24 hours a day and offers free confidential counselling.
Phone 0800 1111 (24 hours) Chat 1-2-1 with a counsellor online.

 Kooth
www.kooth.com
An online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free to access.

Young Minds
www.youngminds.org.uk
Advice and information about young people’s mental health including information on CAMHS and what the next steps to seeking support are.

Health for Teens
www.healthforteens.co.uk
This service offers teen content from sexual health to your feelings, growing up, lifestyle and much more.

Samaritans
www.samaritans.org
24 hour confidential listening and support for anyone who needs it (adults included).
Phone 116 123 (24 hours).

Harmless
www.harmless.org.uk
This service provides a range of advice and support about self-harm, people who self-harm, their friends and families.
Phone 0115 934 8445.

B-eat
www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk
The UK’s eating disorder charity. Support for anyone living with an eating disorder.
Phone 0345 634 7650 (Monday-Friday 12pm-8pm, weekends 4pm-8pm)
Email fyp@beateatingdisorders.org.uk

The Mix
www.themix.org.uk
Information, support and listening on EVERYTHING for young people aged 13-25.
Phone 0808 808 4994 (24 hours).

Frank
www.talktofrank.com
Confidential information and advice about drugs and substance abuse, whether it’s for you or someone else.
Phone 0800 7766 00 (24 hours, won’t show up on your phone bill).

Brook
www.brook.org.uk
A sexual health and wellbeing charity for under 25s, offering support and guidance for young people on anything from sex and relationships to gender and sexuality.

No Panic
www.nopanic.org.uk
Confidential helpline and support for people who experience panic attacks, phobias or OCD.
Phone 08449674848 10am-10pm.

 Stonewall
www.youngstonewall.org.uk
The UK charity for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies. They offer information, advice and guidance.
Phone 08000 502020.

Nottingham LGBT switchboard
Nottingham charity offering advice for LGBT and questioning, people, their friends & family.
Phone line open 7-9.15pm Monday-Friday 0115 9348485.