At Laureate Community Academy, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our all our pupils. If you have any worries or concerns about a the safety or wellbeing of one of our pupils please contact us and speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team.
Mrs C Dalton Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Designated Teacher for looked-after & previously looked-after children
Mr D Perkins Deputy DSL Headteacher
Mr R Knapp Deputy DSL
Mrs C Fisher Deputy DSL
Mr D Woodward Director of Education
One of our Safeguarding Leads is always available to discuss safeguarding concerns.
However, if you feel that a child is in immediate danger you can call the Suffolk Safeguarding team directly at Customer First on: 0808 8004005
Please read our Child Protection Policy and Procedures which is available from our Attachments section on this page.
Working in partnership
There are occasions when our concern about a child means that we have to consult other agencies. Unauthorised absences, for instance, may be referred to partner agencies such as Suffolk County Council’s Children’s Social Care, Special Educational Needs or Children Missing in Education teams. Whilst we would always aim to work in partnership with parents there may be exceptions to this when concerns are raised for the protection of a child.
The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership, and Unity Schools Partnership has adopted a Safeguarding Policy in line with this for the safety of all.
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In addition to our Child Protection Procedures available in the attachments section the following documents and websites have a variety of information which you may also find helpful: