The Safeguarding Team at Mascalls Academy
All staff and volunteers have a duty to keep students safe and to protect them. They must feel able to raise issues of concern and everyone must fully recognise their duty to do so particularly in terms of child protection.
Mr M Illsley – Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss H Fordham – Designated Safeguarding Lead (Earhart)
Miss N Dunne – Designated Safeguarding Lead (Luther King)
Miss L Morton – Designated Safeguarding Lead (Shakleton)
If you have any concern about a safeguarding issue please speak to the appropriate person or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Report a Safeguarding Concern Out of Academy Hours
If you are concerned about a safeguarding matter which is outside of academy hours, then please contact the Police on 101 or Kent Social Services on 03000 411111 (Out of hours 03000 419191). If it is an emergency, then please contact 999.
As parents/ carers, you can also self-refer to a number of services and there is a wealth of free support you can access online or via the phone to support your child. Further guidance and advice is provided from a variety of services outlined on the following websites: Childline, NSPCC and CYPMHS.
Worried about a child?
If you believe that a child or young person is at IMMEDIATE risk, you should treat this as an emergency and call the academy, or call 999 to report your concerns to the police.
If you are a pupil, and you want to report a concern then please email Miss Fordham for Earhart College, Miss Dunne for Luther King College, Miss Morton for Shackleton and Miss Shaw Kew for Sixth Form.
Alternatively please contact Shout (or text 85258) or Kooth. Both resources have been used by other Mascalls Academy students, and they have fed back that they are really helpful. Both provide you with a chance to text rather than talk at the first instance, and they have volunteers who can provide support to help with depression, anxiety, abuse, panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, relationships problems and bullying.
Part of our duty as adults is to protect young people from abuse and neglect. We have a designated Child Protection Team who liaise with outside agencies and families in such situations. Further details can be found by reading our Safeguarding Policy on our Policies & Documents page.