Our Safeguarding team

At Lawn Manor Academy we take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously and have a well-trained team of Safeguarding Leads to support our pupils.

Designated Safeguarding Lead
Russell Langdown
Deputy Headteacher
Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Sharon Davison
Family Partnership Officer
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Becci Benson
Transfer & Inclusion Coordinator
Deputy Safeguarding Lead (SEND)
Chris Fox
Assistant SENDCO
Deputy Safeguarding Lead (Attendance)
Marek Koza
Assistant Headteacher
Deputy Safeguarding Lead (Anti-Bullying / Child on Child Abuse)
Chris Simmons
Head of Student Support
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Sandra Muir

If you are worried about a child, in addition to the school’s Safeguarding Team, important contacts are:

If you think that a child is in immediate danger, please ring 999 and speak to the police.

If you suspect that any child or young person is being abused or neglected, or you are otherwise concerned about their welfare or well-being, please get in touch with Contact Swindon immediately.  Contact Swindon is a new integrated ‘front door’ for Children’s Social Care and is available for families and professionals to request support or report safeguarding concerns.


  • Telephone: 01793 464646 (during normal office hours which are 8.30am to 4.40pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am to 4.00pm Friday)
  • The Emergency Duty Service (EDS) is available outside office hours on 01793 436699

Internet/Electronic Safety

As the school increasingly uses online learning platforms, particularly as part of the contingency planning in the event of partial or whole school closure during the Coronavirus pandemic, the follow sites may be particularly useful to parents/carers in helping keep their children safe online:

Think U Know

Thinkuknow provides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online

Parent Info

Parent info is a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations


Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support

Internet Matters

Internet matters provides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world

London Grid For Learning

London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online


Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games

Let's Talk About It

Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation

UK Safer Internet Centre

UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services.

Further Safeguarding Advice for Pupils 

Please take the time to read our policies and do not hesitate to contact the school should you have any questions.