Well-being and Safeguarding

At Beaumont Hill Academy, we hold the well-being and safety of our young people in the highest regard.

We consider our students to be highly vulnerable by virtue of their SEN status. We believe it is important to ensure that they are equipped with the skills to live as independently as possible and be supported to recognise and identify risks they may be exposed to.

All staff receive regular Safeguarding and Radicalisation training in order to ensure they can confidently and effectively identify early signs of abuse, neglect and exploitation. Staff report concerns to designated safeguarding leads and record these on our CPOMS database. Beaumont Hill Academy works effectively with parents and a range of agencies to ensure the needs our young people are met.

Agencies who work with us on a very regular basis include:

If a parent or member of staff has a concern relating to the safety of any of our students, a designated safeguarding officer should be alerted immediately. These are:

Gemma Elysee – Designated Safeguarding Officer and Assistant Head Teacher for Behaviour and Safety – gelysee@educationvillage.org.uk

Adrian Lynch – Designated Safeguarding Officer and Assistant Head Teacher for Achievement – alynch@educationvillage.org.uk

Jo Johnson - Designated Safeguarding Officer and Assistant Head Teacher for SMSC– JJohnson@educationvillage.org.uk

If you have a concern relating to a member of staff, our Principle, Clare Devine, is responsible for dealing with allegations against members of staff cdevine@educationvillage.org.uk

The Designated Officer for the Local Authority is is Amanda Hugill. Amanda.Hugill@darlington.gov.uk

A copy of our EVAT Safeguarding Policy can be found here EVAT Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy