The Southwater Junior Academy




Safeguarding Team

If you have any questions about Safeguarding please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Toogood, via the office email:

If you have any concerns about the welfare of an SJA pupil, do not hesitate to make direct contact with one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Mrs Toogood 

Designated Safeguarding Lead



Mrs Brown

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


Miss Rumble

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead



Safeguarding Trustee - Mrs Elizabeth Cockerill
Contact information:

Southwater Junior Academy
01403 730475

 Integrated Front Door (IFD)

If you are worried about a child or young person, you can contact The Integrated Front Door on 01403 229900 or email them at


Safeguarding policy and safeguarding statement

Please refer to our policy page for safeguarding policy and safeguarding statement


Keeping children safe in education - Sept 2021

Safer recruitment

Southwater Junior Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All staff appointments to the school are subject to an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check (DBS). The school has rigorous safeguarding policies and procedures in place and all interviews with prospective staff include questions on safeguarding children.  We are fully compliant with the expectations relating to safeguarding children highlighted by Ofsted and the West Sussex County Council guidelines on  Keeping Children Safe in Education.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. 

Photographs and Videos

Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.

Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites. This is emphasised before concerts and shows etc and where practical a record of parents and relatives taking photographs or videos is made.

We understand that in exceptional circumstances a parent or carer may not wish their child to be photographed or videoed in this way. If this is the case then please contact the Academy to discuss how this can be best achieved.

Occasionally, the local press will be invited to take photographs of school events and special achievements. We like to use photographs of our children on our website, in school documents, for parent information meetings, newsletters and on our display screens around the school. If you do not wish photographs of your child to be used for these purposes, then please contact the Headteacher.

Useful Contacts

ChildLine:  0800 1111
NSPCC Helpline:  0800 800 500
If a child is at IMMEDIATE risk, this should be treated as an emergency.  Call 999 immediately to report your concerns to the Police.

Has someone done something online that has made you or a child or young person you know, feel worried or unsafe? 
Please click here to find out more from the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection