Safeguarding is at the centre of all that we do at the Deaf Academy. Our Safeguarding Lead is James Heaver, who is supported by three Deputies and the wider safeguarding team, but everyone has an important role to play in safeguarding the welfare of our students and every single member of staff completes compulsory safeguarding training.

Please email to contact a member of the Safeguarding Team

Safeguarding team:

James Heaver, Head of Care – Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sylvan Dewing, Principal – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mark Peel, Senior Safeguarding Caseworker/ In-house social worker – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Louise Hammacott, Safeguarding Coordinator – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Kate Whitney-Morris, Behaviour Officer – Safeguarding Officer

Alex Stephens, Deputy Care Manager – Safeguarding Officer

Mark Shattock, Deputy Care Manager – Safeguarding Officer

Glen Hookway, Curriculum Manager for Post 16 – Safeguarding Officer

Alistair Dewhirst, Governor – Governor Lead for Safeguarding and Looked After Children