Safeguarding is at the centre of all that we do at the Deaf Academy. Our Safeguarding Lead is our Principal Sylvan Dewing, who is supported by two 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:

Sylvan Dewing, Principal – Safeguarding Lead

James Heaver, Head of Care – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mark Peel, Senior Safeguarding Caseworker – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Kate Whitney-Morris, Head of Behaviour – Safeguarding Officer

Devina Jhundoo-Clayton, Inclusion Officer- Safeguarding Officer

Alex Stephens, Deputy Care Manager – Safeguarding Officer

Mark Shattock, Deputy Care Manager – Safeguarding Officer

Glen Hookway, Learning and Communications Services Manager – Safeguarding Officer

Louise Hammacott, Safeguarding Coordinator

Alistair Dewhirst, Governor – Governor Lead for Safeguarding and LAC