Keeping Children Safe

At Wayland Academy, we actively educate our students about current affairs and responsibilities they have within society and our wider community. This includes the responsibility for each child to stay safe at home, school, online and also to maintain a healthy mind.

All safeguarding concerns are reported on CPOMS.

Within our pastoral programme, we deliver Welfare Day presentations to all of our students. Each week within a half term has a different theme and thus a different presentation to learn from. These welfare day presentations are delivered by our tutors and cover topics such as safeguarding, radicalisation/extremism, anti-bullying, maintaining a healthy mind, behaviour and prejudice/discrimination.

The presentations have a mixture of discussions, educational videos, article links and YouTube clips to illustrate the importance of understanding how to keep safe. The Welfare Day power points are also available on our website for parents to see exactly how we promote keeping children safe at the academy. 


Contact numbers for students and parents during a period of school closure

CRISIS - 0337261800Child Line - 0800 1111 Child LineChildren’s SocietyFood BankKOOTHMINDSamaritansSocial Care Hub - (Choose option 2)National Health Advice LineNHS WebsiteNSPCCPolice - EMERGENCYPolice - Non EmergencyYoung Minds

Resources for parents and SEND learners

National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff

Mencap - Easy Read guide to CoronavirusPlace2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeingYoung Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeingCarers UK - Guidance for carersCovibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemicAmaze - information pack for parentsEssex Child and Family Well-being Service (ECFWS) Resource Hub

The safeguarding team at Wayland Academy:

Safeguarding Manager 

Emma Wilkinson

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Russell Dee

Alternate Designated Safeguarding Leads

Jamie Turner

Gill Ewens 

Helen Thomas

Glen Allott


Contact safe team

Please email the Safeguarding Manager, Emma Wilkinson, with the following details:

  • Name.
  • Email.
  • Telephone number.
  • Concern.

Email: emmawilkinson@waylandacademy.org