At Whitburn Church of England Academy we are absolutely committed to providing a caring, safe and supportive environment for every pupil. We will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of our pupils. In cases where the academy has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, we always follow the South Tyneside Safeguarding Children Board’s procedures and inform Children’s Services Social Care of any concerns.

The Designated Teacher is Mrs Tennet and the Deputy is Miss Kassapian. The Designated Governor is Mr L Williamson.  In addition, all members of the Senior Management Team and the Head of Sixth Form are trained as Designated Teachers.

Link to the Academy policies

Spring Term Newsletter 2024

Safeguarding Support

Safeguarding Staff:
Mrs Tennet: Telephone 07498756088
Miss Kassapian: Telephone 07985234193
Social Care Advice and Support
Early Help Outreach Advice: 0191 4246210
Children’s Services (ISIT) 9am—5pm:0191 4245010
Children’s Services (Out of Hours) 5pm onwards: 0191 4562093
Police (non-emergency): 101 or 01661 872555 (emergency) 999

Young Carer’s Support

Miss Kassapian 07985234193
South Tyneside Young Carers
0191 4272795
Email: [email protected]

Mental Health Support

Kooth—free, safe and anonymous online support for young people aged 10-25)(Mon-Fri 12pm-10pm, Sat and Sun 6pm-10pm)
Lifecycle—free mental and emotional health support via telephone and face-to-face appointments.
0191 2832937
CYPS—free mental health support for young people who are experiencing serious mental illness or symptoms of ill mental health:
0191 5665500
ICTS (Crisis) Team—free emergency support for young people who present an immediate risk to themselves or others
0191 5665500—then ask for the ICTS Team – a leading charity for children and young people’s mental health. Advice also for parents/carers.

Food Banks

New Hope Church, South Shields: 0191 4245462
Hospitality and Hope, South Shields: 0191 4203336
Hebburn Helps, Campbell Park Road, Hebburn: 0191 4899707