Safeguarding statement

The Orme Academy holds the safety, health, well-being and welfare of its students as paramount.

We are committed to safeguarding and work together to ensure that our students thrive in a safe and supportive environment, whatever their age, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual identity or gender.  All staff in the Academy are trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection issues and are kept up to date with changes in legislation and practice.  We take any allegation and suspicion of abuse seriously and will respond to them promptly.

All staff recruited to the Academy undergo a rigorous safer recruitment process in line with the Statutory Guidance outlined by Keeping Children Safe in Education and as a consequence all of the necessary background checks for example DBS are completed before staff begin employment.

We have adopted the definition of Safeguarding used in the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004 and the DfE guidance document: Working Together to Safeguard Children March 2015 which focuses on safeguarding and promoting children, young people and vulnerable adult’s welfare.

A wealth of information and guidance as well as links to other organisations on the subject of child protection/safeguarding can be found on the parent page of this website and also under the label e-safety. You can access our policies by clicking the links below.

TOA - Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

TOA - Equality Policy

TOA - Supporting Students with Medical Conditions


For more information on Safeguarding please see below contacts:

Mrs Caulkin (Designated Safeguarding Lead) -

Mrs Barber (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) -

If you are worried about yourself or another student you can email for help to

Click on the MyVoice logo below if you have a concern that someone you know, or yourself, is not safe.  You can make an anonymous report to inform the safeguarding team.  

MyVoice logo

 Help and support is also available out of school hours from…

Staffordshire Childrens Advice and Support Service: 0300 111 8007 - if you think that someone is in immediate danger

 Are you being bullied? If you are being bullied, or you are not ready to make a report to CEOP, you can talk to Childline anonymously online or on the phone - No worry is too big or too small. or 0800 1111 

Need to get an inappropriate image of you removed from the internet: Childline - Report Remove

 Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? - ceop-logo

Information and support for domestic abuse is available through the following link: