Safeguarding Overview

We pride ourselves on ensuring that all students are able to learn an environment which is both safe and supportive, whilst recognising the individual needs of all our students.

At Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy we recognise the importance of safeguarding all students and staff.

We pride ourselves on ensuring that all students are able to learn in an environment which is both safe and supportive, whilst recognising the individual needs of all our students.

In order to support the safeguarding work that is undertaken here at the Academy, we have a dedicated safeguarding team who are available should you or your child have concerns about any safeguarding issues.

The Academy’s Safeguarding Team

How Safeguarding is Achieved

Safeguarding legislation guidance defines safeguarding as:

Protecting children from maltreatment.
Preventing impairment of children’s health/development.
Ensuring children grow up in safe, effective care.
Taking action to enable all children have the best outcomes

Safeguarding includes child protection, online safety, EHCP, anti-bullying work, health and safety, safety on trips, recruitment to ensure the wellbeing of students.

We promote the message that‘safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility’. This is done through regular staff training (including GDPR), teaching topics mainly through PSHE and rigorous safeguarding systems.

We are committed to safeguarding children and young people and we expect everyone who works in our academy to share this commitment. We believe that our academy should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child. We recognise the importance of providing an environment within our academy that will help children feel safe and respected. We recognise the importance of enabling children to talk openly about anything that worries them and to feel confident that they will be listened to. We ensure that pupils are taught about safeguarding, including online safety, through various teaching and learning opportunities, as part of providing a broad and balanced curriculum. We will work with parents to build an understanding of the academy’s responsibilities to ensure the welfare of all children, including the need for referrals to other agencies in some situations.

Safeguarding arrangements in our academy are underpinned by two key principles:

  • safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility: all staff, governors and volunteers should play their full part in keeping children safe
  • a child-centred approach: a clear understanding of the needs and views of children.

Useful Information and Links

Reporting a Safeguarding Concern

Phone: 0800 1111
Phone: 0808 800 5000
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 116 123
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01629 533190
Email: [email protected]

Derbyshire School Nursing Service website:

















Safeguarding Policies

For all OIEA policies please [click here]

If you have concerns regarding someone who works with a child including foster carers and volunteers these should be reported to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) – [email protected]  or 01629 533190. This applies to all paid, unpaid, volunteers, casual, agency employees or anyone working in a self-employed capacity.

OFSTED report that:

“The arrangements for safeguarding are effective”.

“The systems to check adults in the school are safe to work with children are robust.
Staff receive frequent, relevant, safeguarding training. School staff recognise the signs
of abuse and gave examples of when they had used this knowledge to refer concerns
to the safeguarding lead”.

“Pupils learn how to keep themselves safe. They value routines such as ‘lockdown’ drills,
as these add to their sense of security. Leaders make sure pupils are aware of the
dangers of extremist behaviour. They ensure that pupils learn about the dangers of
alcohol misuse and other threats to their health and well-being. Incidents of bullying
have fallen dramatically. Pupils report bullying is now rare”.

“Leaders work well with parents and outside agencies to keep pupils safe and make
sure pupils feel secure”.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Support

  • NHS: For health information and advice, click here.
  • The Autism Educator: For information on supporting children with ASD to help them to understand COVID-19, visit

Children at Risk of Exploitation – CRE Support for Parents

Please refer to the following links for advice and guidance.

  • CEOP: Tackles sexual abuse and exploitation of children in all forms. For information, click here.
  • Think U Know: Educational programme from CEOP. Click here.
  • Parent Info Collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP. Provides safeguarding guidance. Click here.
  • UK Safer Internet Centre: Partnership  between ChildnetInternet Watch Foundation and SWGfL. Promotes safe use of technology for young people. Click here.
  • Net Aware: Guide to social media platforms. Click here.
  • NSPCC: Provides support to children and families. Call 0808 800 5000 or click here.
  • Childline: Confidential service for young people. Call 0800 1111 or click here.
  • Bullying UK: Advice on what to do if you think your child is being bullied. Click here.
  • Internet Matters: Parent information on safeguarding children online. Click here.

About Catch 22

Catch22 leaflet Online Parental monitoring

Catch22 support during the COVID

Helplines and websites for parents

Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Kooth – Online mental health support. Click here.
  • Papyrus – Suicide prevention advice for young people. Call 0800 068 4141 or click here.
  • Young Minds – Mental health support for young people. Click here.
  • MindEd – Mental health resources for families. Click here.
  • Respond –  For people with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma. Click here.

Radicalisation, Extremism and Hate

Educate Against Hate – Government website with resources to safeguard children from extremism through promotion of British Values. Click here.