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Safeguarding at King's Academy Ringmer

Please use this page to communicate with us about any safeguarding issues you may have.

This page is not an emergency page, if you have an emergency please call 999!

If you need to speak to us at school click the button below.

If you need to alert someone during term holidays please contact

East Sussex Children's Services out of hours emergency number  

01273 335905

or by email here: 


Alternatively, if you have an immediate concern that is not a 999 call please call the NSPCC number.

 NSPCC HELPLINE 0800 136 663

King’s Academy Ringmer, have always been extremely proud of our inclusive and open ethos, we are committed to safeguarding all members of our community and work hard to ensure you (student) are as safe as possible.

King’s Academy Ringmer is part of the Annual East Sussex Safeguarding Audit conducted every March. Also, for Quality Assurance purposes, the school has been externally audited in July 2020 and February 2021.

Sources of Support, Help and Guidance

We have a comprehensive Designated Safeguarding Leads Team across the school.  All parents and students can communicate with any of these staff and/or your tutor for further support and assistance.

Furthermore, should you feel the need to make contact, please email

Please refer to the school’s well-being website page for further support and the NSPCC for advice 0800 136663.

We would like to reassure you that we take any such allegations extremely seriously and we work hard to ensure that we have an inclusive and safe culture for you. However, if you would like to discuss any of these issues further, please do not hesitate to contact me at school Mr M Madriaga or Miss S Kain.

Key contacts



Contact details


Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Mark Madriaga
01273 812220, ext 1300

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Paul Burchett


01273 812220, ext 1261




Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Miss Samantha Kain
01273 812220, ext 1293
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Miss Georgia Green
01273 812220, ext 1284
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Ms Dhena Malik
01273 812220, ext 1246

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Ms Jo Beattie

01273 812220

Nominated governor for safeguarding and child protection


Ms Denise Kong

Chair of governors

Ms Anne Needham

Local     Authority     Designated Officer (LADO)

Amanda Glover

Consultation via the online portal here

Safeguarding Officer and Assistant Local Authority

Sue Giles

Consultation via the online portal here

Referrals into Early Help and Social Care






Single Point of Advice


Emergency Duty Service = after hours, weekends and public holidays

01323 464222


01273 335906
01273 335905

If all else fails dial 101 (police) or if you feel that anyone is in immediate danger then 999

CEOP is set up to keep children safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. Online abuse can be reported here

CEOP are unable to respond to reports about bullying, fake accounts or account hacking.


For advice on how to protect children from the dangers of extremism, which includes information on the warning signs, how parents should talk to children about extremism and the steps concerned parents should take please visit: 


Kings Academy Ringmer is part of Operation Encompass. Operation Encompass ensures that schools are informed about incidences of domestic abuse, enabling the school to support young people who are experiencing this. The Key Adults for Kings Academy Ringmer are Mr Madriaga- Lead DSL/ Georgia Green and Sam Kain- DDSLs.

For more information about Operation Encompass please visit the link below:

Capture Video - Financial Times

In a recently published video by financial times films, gives an important insight to the impact of social media on our children and our family life. The video is well worth a watch and in particular encouraging parents to watch. I've used this video with parents groups, and they were shocked. The video led them to reconsider how they talk to their children about, their social media use. You can find the video on YouTube by following the link below: