Occasionally matters are referred to the police. Where this is done by the Academy, Academy Leaders will inform parents/carers that this is the case unless advised otherwise by the police, social services or other relevant professional. Where a police investigation is underway, the Academy will take advice from the police as to whether they are able to deal with the incident and carry out an investigation, or whether any investigation/action must wait, pending the outcome of their investigation. The Academy will provide contact details for parents/carers when requested to do so by the police for them to investigate an alleged crime. The Academy will also provide pupil records given an appropriate formal request by the police to further investigation of a serious crime.