Safeguarding Contacts

If you have an issue to discuss please contact the Academy office: 01424 425670 or email

For information regarding our policies, please see the UoBAT website:

Safeguarding Officer
Designated Child Protection Lead
Mrs S Jarvis

Safeguarding Lead
Mrs C Welch

Assistant Principal
Mrs A Auer

Assistant Principal
Miss F Parmee

Chair of Governors
Mrs R Durban

Link Safeguarding Contact
Sam Coates

  • call Call the NSPCC helpline

    If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact our professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice and support.

    Call us on 0808 800 5000or email

  • call Call the Childline helpline

  • Operation Encompass

Our Academy is taking part in a new operation that will run jointly with Sussex Police called Operation Encompass.

Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting to schools and colleges of any domestic abuse incidents that occur in which a child was present, ordinarily resides at the incident location or with an involved party. We know that children can be significantly affected through witnessing or being exposed to domestic abuse and this operation will allow us to better support our pupils and their families.

A nominated member of staff, known as a Key Adult, has been trained to liaise with the police. At The Baird Primary Academy our Key Adult is Mrs Jarvis. She will be able to use information that has been shared with her, in confidence, to ensure that the right support is available should it be required by a child and / or their family.

We are keen to offer the best support available to our pupils and we believe this is going to be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

If you have any concerns or questions then please contact Mrs Jarvis or Mrs Welch and we will be happy to discuss this further.