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Safeguarding at South Shore Academy

Making sure our students are safe is the highest priority at South Shore Academy; students who are safe are able to learn and to make progress and to have a better life. To recognise and to ensure we meet our students’ needs all our staff have current Safeguarding Training, we have regular training throughout the year and a team of dedicated staff who comprise our Safeguarding Team. Our ethos is that “Protecting children is everybody’s business”.

At South Shore Academy, we ensure our practice adheres to ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2022’, statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment. For further information Click here

Our Safeguarding Policy details the approach the academy takes towards safeguarding; all staff adhere to this policy. South Shore Academy works closely with social care and Blackpool Safeguarding Board to provide support, referrals and in-house intervention for our students.

Safeguarding Team

The DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) is the Deputy Head of School, Mr Perman. The Deputy DSL is an Assistant Principal, Ms Cheston and we have a Safeguarding Officer, Ms Alder, who works closely with multi-agency teams. All concerns must be immediately referred to the DSL, or in her absence – a member of the Safeguarding Team.

Should parents have any concerns please contact Mr Perman on 01253 336500 or email to speak to the Safeguarding Team.

Role of the Governing Body

South Shore Academy has a Safeguarding Committee and safeguarding children is a collective responsibility for the whole of the Governing Body.

Trish Latimer is the Designated Safeguarding Governor.


Additional Resources to Support Parents/Carers to keep their child safe when online:

  • support for parents and carers to keep children safe online, which outlines resources to help keep children safe from different risks online and where to go to find support and advice
  • guidance on staying safe online which includes information on security and privacy settings
  • Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
  • Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
  • Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
  • Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
  • UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services

Child Criminal Exploitation: Information for Parents/Carers

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South Shore Academy
St Annes Road
Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 2AR