Thorp Academy

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Child Protection

Concerns about the welfare and safety of children and young people.

If you have any concerns about the safety or welfare of a child in Thorp Academy please contact one of the numbers below.

Thorp Academy, Person responsible for Child Protection is:
Mr D Tucker, Vice Principal: 0191 4132113 ext 812

In the absence of Mr Tucker, Mrs L Atkinson (Progression Leader), Mrs R Marklew (Transition Leader) Mr S Rutter, Education Welfare Officer or Mrs J Smith, Attendance Manager will take responsibility. They can be contacted on 0191 4132113.

Mr I Scott, Vice Chair of the Governing Body, is responsible for whistleblowing procedures and he can be contacted via the Executive Principal's P.A. on 0191 4132113

Mr D Meek is the Governor responsible for safeguarding and she can be contacted via the Executive Principal's P.A. on 0191 4132113

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), for allegations against staff is Nicholas Leon he can be contacted on 0191 4333000

Gateshead Council Child Protection Officer - Access and Inclusion, Frances Hands 0191 4338012

The Duty Social worker at Gateshead Civic Centre can be reached on - 0191 4332410 ask for the duty social worker or out of hours dial 0191 4770844

Police -inform the police that you are telephoning about a child protection matter in Gateshead, 03456 043043 or in an emergency dial 999

Domestic Violence
Safer Families Team, Gateshead Civic Centre 0191 4333509
National 24 hour domestic violence helpline 0845 7023468

Childline 0800 1111

Keeping your child safe online
A checklist from CEOP for parents and carers view Keeping Your Child Safe Online
Useful websites: Think U Know|Ceop

Child Sexual Exploitation

Resources for Parents