If you know, hear or see something, SAY SOMETHING.”

Sycamore Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.

Sycamore Academy is a listening school. Safeguarding is everybody’s business and we actively promote a whole school culture of openness, respect and vigilance where all learners and staff are safe. Children at Sycamore Academy will be able to talk freely to any member of staff if they are worried or concerned about something. 

All staff are advised to maintain an attitude of it could happen here where safeguarding is concerned. All staff will, through training and induction, know how to recognise indicators of concern, how to respond to a disclosure from a child and how to record and report this information.

There is a Safeguarding Team at Sycamore Academy:

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss Elaine Collins (Deputy Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Paul Worley (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Ms Emily Young (Deputy Headteacher)
Safeguarding and Inclusion Manager: Miss Carmen Joseph
Designated Safeguarding Person: Mr Josh Donegani (SENDCO)
Designated Safeguarding Person: Mr Mel Rooney (Business Manager)
Family Support Worker: Mrs Sarah Clarke
Safeguarding Governor: Rachel Mellor

Safeguarding Polices:

Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Curriculum:

Foundation Stage
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6


If you are ever concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a child in school, please come and speak to any member of the Safeguarding Team.

Further advice and help can be sought from:

NSPCC: If you have concerns about the safety of a child then contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 or email [email protected].

You can also report a concern directly by calling the Nottinghan City MASH teamon 0115 876 4800.

Children can talk to someone for advice and support at any time by contacting ChildLine on 0800 1111 or chatting to a counsellor online at