Safety Advice and Information


Should parents or members of the public have any safeguarding or welfare concerns about a student of The Macclesfield Academy they should be reported via one of the routes shown below:

Emailing –

Telephoning the school directly on – 01625 917 377

If a student or parent has any concerns they can send an email to the addresses below:

Emailing –  or

Our SEND team email address  for any of our students who receive support for their Special Educational Needs (whether or not they have an EHCP).

In the first instance, pupils can speak to their form tutor if there are any issues. We also have dedicated pastoral leaders for each Year group below.

Safeguarding and Pastoral Leaders

Name Title Contact Details

Matt Nicholson

Safeguarding Lead

Pauline Holt

Safeguarding Deputy, Family Liaison

Kerry Locke

Year 7 & 8 Pastoral

Claire Renn

Year 8 & 9 Pastoral

Debbie Mathers

Year 10 Pastoral

Dyane Slade

Year 11 Pastoral

Safety and Well-being information

The following table contains links that have been provided to us by Safeguarding Children in Education Settings (SCIES) and Cheshire Police.

The links have advice and guidance on a range of issues regarding pupil/child safety.

Organisation Contact Details Can help with

UK children’s charity for prevention of child abuse.

  • Help children who’ve been abused, protect children at risk and find the best ways to prevent child abuse from ever happening.
  • Report abuse.
  • Information and advice.
Helpline:  0800 1111
A free, private and confidential service where children can talk about anything. We’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime.
UK Council for Internet Safety
Child Safety Online: A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media – GOV.UK (
Social Media advice for parents and carers whose children are using social media.
Cheshire Police

Home | Cheshire Constabulary

Reporting Crime, staying safe.

Helpline 0808 800 2222

Twitter: @bullyinguk 

Help and advice about bullying issues, including cyber bullying.
Family Lives

Helpline 0808 800 2222

Parenting and Family Support – Family Lives (Parentline Plus)

Family Lives provides targeted early intervention and crisis support to families who are struggling.
The issues we support families with include family breakdown, challenging relationships and behaviour, debt, and emotional and mental wellbeing.

Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text PARENTZONE to 85258.

To improve outcomes for children in a digital world, so:

Children will be safer online.

Children will be resilient enough to cope with the challenges of the online world.

Children will be educated for a digital future.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command Child Exploitation and Online Protection website.

Report sexual exploitation.

Information about keeping yourself or a child you know safe from child sexual exploitation

Respect not Fear | Relationships and domestic abuse support.


UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Advice about staying safe when you’re on a phone, tablet or computer.

We’ve launched #AskTheAwkward, our new resource for parents and carers of secondary aged children. Watch our three films and find out more on how to talk to your children about online relationships.

So You Got Naked Online | SWGfL

SWGfL are a not for profit charity ensuring everyone can benefit from technology free from harm.

‘So you got naked online…’ is a resource that helps and advises young people who may find themselves in a situation where they (or a friend) have put a sexting image or video online and have lost control over that content and who it’s being shared with.
Our Safety Centre – Online Safety Centre


Practical advice on how to very quickly block people on social media apps.


As your child grows and becomes more independent, it is only natural that they take this independence online. In our teenage years we explore, try new things and sometimes push boundaries and take risks, this is an essential part of growing up.

With all of the potential that the online world and new technology offers, young people now have access to huge opportunities. They use technology to express themselves, explore, and be creative; it has changed the way they communicate.

The internet has changed all of our lives, and your child has grown up during this change. Many of the things that confuse, baffle or even scare us, are part of the everyday for them. For many of us, this can all be a bit too much.

Whether you’re a technophobe or a technophile, it’s still likely that you’ll be playing catch-up with the way your child is using the internet. You might wonder whether what they are doing is safe, and you might also be thinking – how can I be as good a parent online, as I am offline?

For practical advice and guidance click on the links below:

To make a report about possible online grooming or sexual behaviour online – Contact CEOP:

Download more information on social media and online safety:


Click on the link below, where you will find information about all apps young people are using, this is the info on TIKTOK (formerly, there is more info on the website.