Ormiston Academy

Respect, Inspire, Achieve


Safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of children, is a broader term than Child Protection. It encompasses protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health or development, and ensures children grow up in safe circumstances. Child Protection is part of this definition and refers to activities undertaken to prevent children suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm.

The Team

Adam Pickering
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Karen Baldwin
Alternate DSL

Richard Moxon
Alternate DSL

Cady Flack
Family Liaison Officer

Ashleigh Hurrell Safeguarding Governor

Your child’s welfare and safety are paramount. If you are concerned, please inform a member of the team.

Online Safety – Our Digital World

Young people today are immersed in a digital world. The power of digital media to explore, connect, create, and learn is part of our culture. With this power, young people have fantastic opportunities and yet they face many potential pitfalls. As a school, we are proactive in sharing advice and guidance with our school community, illustrating both the positive and negative aspects associated with being digital. We explore the consequences of our actions and the ramifications associated with: cyberbullying, digital cheating, identity, self- image, digital footprint, communication and internet safety. We understand that it is essential for all to have the necessary skills to be able to manage the online world.

These safety and security concerns underpin the need for children and young people to learn digital literacy and citizenship skills and to support pupils to act responsibly and to use the internet in a safe and positive way.

Useful guidance to keep you and your child safe

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Stoke High School
ICT Guide for Parents
Stoke High School
Parent Guides
Parent Info
The experts in digital family life. Providing support and information to help families to navigate the internet safely and confidently
Parent Zone
Part of Parent Info, providing practical advice and support for major social media, gaming and latest trends in a digital world
If you have been a victim of sexual online abuse or you’re worried this is happening to someone you know, let CEOP know safely and securely
Internet Matters
Parental guides on smartphones and digital devices, social media, broadband and networks, entertainment and search engines
The education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline
Own It
Here to help you be the boss of your online life. Whatever you need – help and advice, skills, inspiration – we’ve got it covered
Common Sense
An independent non-profit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a rapidly changing world
Childline is yours. A free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, we’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime
UK Safer Internet Centre
Providing e-safety advice for young people, parents and carers, teachers and professionals

Further reading

You may find the following safeguarding documents and websites useful.