Safeguarding Information

What is Safeguarding ?

The phrases ‘child protection’ and ‘safeguarding’ are often used interchangeably, but the word have distinct meanings. The key statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ explains what safeguarding is:

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Put simply safeguarding is:

  • Child protection
  • Supporting vulnerable children
  • Safe care, at home, in school and in the community
  • Taking Action.

Please use the links below to view safeguarding helplines when outside of school;

Self Help Sheet - PDF Version

We have added top tips for supporting children during remote education, including links to information about the Reading Well booklist that supports mental health. We have also provided information on how to access online resources and services through your local library and online support for parents and carers to keep children and young people safe from online harm.

At SNA we understand there will be parents/carers and students who may need some additional support  or advice at this time and would usually have contacted school for guidance. Therefore, please find below a  list of support services available to you if you have any concerns.   Your first option during school hours should be to call school and ask to speak to a safeguarding officer. If  this is not possible or the school is closed, then please email the most appropriate member of staff listed  below. This is likely to be your child’s HOH or a safeguarding officer. Please note, these members of staff  will be able to respond to emails during normal school hours. If you do email please copy at least two  people into the email to ensure that this is picked up.  

School hours are: 8.00am‐4.00pm every weekday   Tel: 0115 9110091 

The Safeguarding Team:

Safeguarding Lead: 
Mr Watkins: 

Deputy Safeguarding leads:
Mr Siviter:
Ms Proctor:
Mrs Barton:
Miss Martin:

Head of House Team:  

Mr Lowman: 

Mrs Hawksworth                         
Ms Proctor 

Mr Leaman:

Urgent Concerns:


Nottinghamshire Multi‐agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)  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 Multiagency Safeguarding Hub 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.‐mash


Early Help Unit:
The Family Service provides early help support for children & young people aged 5 to 18. Some examples  of areas of support are listed below. The service will provide advice, information and will signpost you  and your family to other sources of support and guidance. 
Crime prevention via Youth Offending Teams 
Supporting Families   
Substance misuse 
Defiant behaviour issues at home or school  Emotional health difficulties that do not meet CAMHS criteria 
Support with finding work, training or re‐entering education 
Young Carers 
Telephone: 0115 804 12 48 
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 09.00am to 4.30pm