Child Protection & Safeguarding
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) - Phil Winterburn (headteacher)
Deputy DSL's - Jamie Woodworth (deputy headteacher) / Kate Walsh (Pupil & Family Liaison Worker)
Safeguarding Governor - John Morris
Everyone who works or volunteers in our school has a duty to keep children safe and to inform the Designated Safeguarding Lead if they have any concerns about the safety or welfare of a child.
The documents and links below have been assembled to enable staff and volunteers to exercise their duties in relation to child protection.
Access and Response Team (ART)
When the public or professionals need to make a referral or raise a concern about a child, the Access and Response Teams (ART) will make the first assessment of what needs to be done to keep or make the child safe.
The ART Team can be contacted by anyone with a concern about a child - their number is: 01454 866000 (out of hours number: 01454 615165)
Childline is a free service for children. For more information visit their website or call them for advice and support.
The NSPCC offer a wide-range of advice and information in relation to child protection and safeguarding concerns.
Click on each box below to find out more
This website, run by the NSPCC, provides information about the ever expanding world of apps and social media which children may encounter. If you are confused by some of the terminology or unsure of the risk or age-appropriateness of certain apps, this site is an invaluable reference tool.
The Prevent Duty
The Prevent Duty applies to all schools and childcare providers. It sets out the legal duty these organisations have to give, 'due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism'.
The following resources and publications, in conjunction with CPD and mentoring, will provide staff with a clear overview of how to exercise their duty.
The school has a clear Whistleblowing Policy which staff can use to escalate an issue which they do not believe has been given due care or attention by leaders or managers.
Regular staff training is important to ensure staff recognise possible signs and indicators that a girl is either at risk of, or has already undergone, FGM.
The Local Authority have produced several toolkits to support professionals in their role. These are available to download below:
Neglect Toolkit (next update: March 2020)
Domestic Abuse Toolkit (next update (Oct 2020)
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)
Has someone done something online that has made you or a child or young person you know, feel worried or unsafe? You can make a report to one of CEOP's experienced Child Protection Advisors by clicking the link below.
South West Child Protection Procedures
Follow the link below to visit the South West Child Protection Procedures website. You will then need to follow the link to the South Gloucestershire page.