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Yewlands Academy


Reporting Concerns

If you have a safeguarding concern about a Yewlands child or young person, please contact the Academy safeguarding team. Out of hours or in an emergency, please call 999 or the Sheffield safeguarding hub on 0114 273 4855

Sheffield Children Safeguarding Partnership - scsp (

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 Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? CEOP is a law enforcement agency and is here to keep children and young people safe from sexual exploitation and abuse. You can report your concerns to CEOP using the link below.


If a parent/carer has any concern about the safety of any child in school, please contact one of the safeguarding team outlined below - they are there to offer support and guidance. If they are not available, a member of the Leadership Team will always offer help.

Safeguarding Children and Young People

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Child Protection is a key aspect of safeguarding which is protecting children from abuse and maltreatment. Child protection involves working with social care and/or the police when a child is deemed to be at risk of significant harm.

There are 4 categories of child abuse. These are:

Physical abuse
Sexual abuse
Emotional Abuse

Safeguarding at Yewlands Academy

Staff in school have a legal duty to report any concerns that they may have about the children and young people in their care; if they are concerned that the child may be suffering significant harm, particularly as a consequence of possible physical, emotional, sexual abuse or neglect.

Our school has a senior member of staff with special responsibility for Child Protection – Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and a number of Deputy DSDs. The Child Protection Team in school undertakes regular training, as do all staff in the academy, and are experienced in dealing with all safeguarding matters swiftly and effectively to ensure our young people are safe and happy in their learning.

All adults working with or on behalf of children have a responsibility to protect them. However, the key people within Yewlands Academy who have specific responsibilities are:


Ms Rachel Burgan - System Leader for Safeguarding & SEND



Miss Bal Semphy - Vice Principal - Inclusion/DSL



Miss Nicole Oldham - Designated Safeguarding Deputy Lead



Mr Simon Marsden - Designated Safeguarding Deputy

KS4 Lead/DSD



Miss Paige Unwin - Designated Safeguarding Deputy



Mrs Chrissie Candow - Wellbeing Lead, Trauma Counsellor, DSD and Medical Trust Officer



Mrs Katie Carter - Young Carers Champion



Mr Michael Easdown - LRC Manager

Online Safety Coordinator Support




The school has policies on Safeguarding, Child Protection and E-Safety that have been agreed by the Trust Board. Information about Safeguarding is available at school Reception and on our Policies page.

Yewlands Academy Policies

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a unique Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which ensures that a child's school is informed, prior to the start of the next school day, that there has been an incident of Domestic Abuse to which the child or young person has been exposed.

We are an operation encompass Academy and work closely with South Yorkshire Police.

Please see additional related policies below.


Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 Part 1

Operation Encompass Resources

Please contact us if you need any further information on Safeguarding.