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Keeping children safe

At The Thetford Academy we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people.

To achieve this we ensure the continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding within our staff and volunteers.

We expect all our staff to undertake a full enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For further information on how we keep children safe, please see our safeguarding policy.

If you have any concerns about a safeguarding issue, please use the contact details below.

Safer Schools Partnership

The Thetford Academy works with Norfolk Police as part of its Safer Schools Partnership scheme to ensure the safety of pupils, staff, and the local community, and build positive relationships between pupils and the police.

A Safer Schools Partnership Officer visits the school regularly to take part in assemblies and lessons on topics such as internet safety, healthy relationships, and anti-social behaviour.

The SSP also gives support where students are at risk of getting drawn into crime or anti-social behaviour.

For more information see the Safer Schools Partnership website.


Peter Seadon - designated safeguarding lead 01842 754875

Dan Carter, Alison Ledger, Craig Skipp, Emma Greenaway - alternative safeguarding lead

01842 754875
Attendance officer 01842 754875 Ext 212 or 226
Safeguarding Governor: Ian Soden 01603 454423
Norfolk County Council Children’s Services customer services helpline (duty team) 0344 800 8020
Local area designated officer (LADO) 01603 223473
Department for Education extremism concerns 020 7340 7264


Contact Numbers for Students and Parents during a period of school closure

CRISIS - 0337261800

Child Line - 0800 1111 -

Children’s Society -

Food Bank -



Samaritans - 116 123

Social Care Hub - 0345 603 7627 (Choose option 2)

National Health Advice Line - 111

NHS Website -


Police - EMERGENCY - 999

Police - Non Emergency - 101

Young Minds -


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