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All the governors and staff at East Wickham Primary Academy share the same objective to help keep all children safe by contributing to:

  • Providing a safe environment for them to learn.
  • Identifying children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and take appropriate action with the aim of making sure that they are kept safe both at home and in school.


​To achieve our objective to keep all children safe we aim to:

  • Prevent unsuitable people from working with the children.
  • Promote safe practices.
  • Identify instances where there are concerns about a child’s welfare and take appropriate action to keep them safe.
  • Contribute to effective partnership working between all those involved in providing services for our children.

Policy Document


Our Safeguarding and Children Protection Policy can be found here.

For further information about our Safeguarding policies, please see our Policy Page

Children Missing from School

If a child goes missing from education they could be at risk of significant harm.

Concerns could be raised because

  • Child has failed to attend school for a number of days without good reason

  • There has been no contact from the parents giving reasons for the absence

  • There is unsubstantiated contact from an “unknown adult” that the child has left the school

  • There are information or “rumours” from other children that the child has left

  • Information has been found on social media by other children that leads school staff to believe that the child has left


The Protocol is:

1. The school Attendance Advisory Officer will be contacted and asked to make a home address visit to obtain information.

2. The School Attendance Advisory Officer will contact the school at the earliest opportunity to advise staff of the result of the enquiries

3. If it is not possible to speak to the person named as a contact, a letter or e-mail will be sent to that person asking for information about the missing child and their whereabouts

If no contact is made or information gained then:

4. School will contact the Local Authority missing child service and advise them that the child is no longer attending, detailing the enquiries that have been made to trace them and providing any information that has been obtained.

Further information can be found here.


Designated Teachers

The Designated Teachers for Safeguarding at East Wickham Primary Academy are:

Mrs S Manzi - Headteacher

Mrs M Moore - Head of KS2

Mrs J Whiley - Head of KS1


Disciplining Your Child Leaflet

IT & Security Systems

Safeguarding has always been a priority for us, but more recently, safeguarding policies have to incorporate the schools fast evolving IT systems. Our Internet provider, EXA Networks, provides both centrally and locally controled filtering policies and reporting systems which are regularly updated and are Prevent Duty compliant. We have physical safeguarding mechanisms in placing including CCTV, door access security, intercom entry and visitor management.


FGM Summer Safeguarding Booklet

Please click here for safeguarding information relating to FGM.

Updating Home Contact Information

Please ensure that you update the school office on any changes to your personal details including your address, telephone numbers and emergency contacts. This is to ensure that our records are kept up-to-date and to allow us to contact you urgently if your child is taken ill or has an accident. 


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