How to report a concern?

At St Paul's, we want to make sure that children feel safe and cared for.

The safety and welfare of children – or Safeguarding - is everyone’s responsibility. You could be a neighbour, friend, parent or relative. Safeguarding means protecting children from physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect. It also means helping children to grow up into confident, healthy and happy adults.

If you think a child might be suffering neglect or abuse, it can be difficult to know what to do. But your action is vital in making sure that child gets the help they need. Acting quickly can make all the difference.

You can contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Lewis or in her absence, Mr White on 01424 424530 option 6 or email dsl@stpaulsceacademy.org for advice.

If you are unable to contact us and are concerned about a child in East Sussex contact the Single Point of Advice (SPOA) on 01323 464222 who will  be able to help.

If you think the child is in immediate danger, you should call the Police on 999.

If you are not happy with the way we have managed your concern at the academy you should contact either the Chair of Governors, Tony Davis at governors@stpaulsceacademy.org or the DCAT Safeguarding Lead, Kerry Guppy on 01273 425001 or email kguppy@dcat.academy.

If you still have concerns you can contact Amanda Glover, Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) on 01323 466606/07825 782793 or amanda.glover@eastsussex.gov.uk or the NSPCC whistleblowing helpline 0800 028 0285.