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Spa Academy Askern

Spa Academy Askern


We all have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

If you have any concerns about the health and safety of a child at our school or feel that something may be troubling them, you should share this information with an appropriate member of staff straight away.

Some issues e.g. a child’s appearance, hygiene, general behaviour, can be shared with any teacher or member of support staff. Do not worry that you may be reporting small matters – we would rather that you tell us things no matter how small.

However, if you think the matter is very serious and may be related to a child protection concern, e.g. physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, you must talk to one of the people listed in the attachments below immediately. If you are unable to contact them you can ask the school office staff to find them and ask them to speak to you straight away about a confidential and urgent matter.

Spa’s Safeguarding Officers

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Emma Anderson: Head Teacher
Contact Number: 01302 700332


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Joanne Hepworth
Contact Number:
01302 700332


Serious Safety Concerns:

If staff, parents or the general public have serious concerns about the welfare / safety of a child they can contact:

  • Doncaster Child Protection Response and Referral Team Day Time: 01302 737033. 01302 737722. 01302 737636.
  • (As above) R and R team Day and Out of Hours: 01302 737796
  • Police: 101
  • Emergency Services: 999
  • Doncaster Safeguarding Children's Board - Early Help

Always call 999 if someone is in immediate danger.

Early Help

This is a service offered by Doncaster Children's Safeguarding Board. Early Help is a way of thinking and working together between services with families that have additional or more complex needs.

Early help is preventative, by providing support to families when a need is identified or as soon as a problem emerges at any point in a child’s life, from conception, through childhood and into adolescence. It can also prevent further problems arising by building resilience with families to find their own solutions in the future. 

It should not be seen as a specific service, but any service, and crucially how services work collectively through tailored support packages for specific needs in individual families.

Fill in the online form if you are worried about a child or have an Early Help enquiry. If you need information or advice about a child or young person before completing the form, call Early Help from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, on 01302 734110. Visit for full information.

Doncaster’s Families Information Service provides access to a range of services for universal or more complex needs.  You can use this directory of services and information in your work with families. Visit