At Castle Manor Academy we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Jack Watkinson -

Our Designated Teacher for Looked After Children is Jack Watkinson -

If you have a concern regarding the safety or welfare of a child, please contact a member of the Safeguarding Team on 01440 705501, or on their email address as listed in our Child Protection Procedures. Alternatively, you can call Children and Young People's Service directly and anonymously on 0808 800 4005. For further information about safeguarding at Castle Manor Academy please use the menu on the right to access our policies and procedures.

Young people today are immersed in a digital world. From a very young age they have access to a whole host of new technologies and the internet. Whilst there are huge benefits to this there are also many potential problems. At Castle Manor Academy we are incredibly proactive and through lessons, assemblies and tutor time we share advice and guidance illustrating the positive and negative aspects of being online. 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. We will also communicate any fresh concerns to parents ensuring that all interested parties are aware of new developments. If you are worried about the way someone has been communicating with you (or someone you know) online, let us support you by contacting us.

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The Suffolk Wellbeing Service provides support for young people and adults with a range of common mental health and emotional issues. Please go to their website where you can find links to webinars and other resources on key topics that may support a parent or young person

Examples of support, include useful one-hour free webinars for: the parent on supporting an anxious child:

or for the young person on dealing with feeling anxious, or successful study: