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Wheatfield Drive, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS32 9DB

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.

Safeguarding Documents

The following document is essential reading for staff and volunteers.   All staff and volunteers should familiarise themselves with at least Part 1 of the guidance.

Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2019)

What to do if you are Worried a Child is being Abused (March 2015)

Working Together to Safeguard Children (July 2018)

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)

CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEIR SITE 

Childline

Childline is a free service for children. For more information visit their website or call them for advice and support.

NSPCC Resources

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

Net Aware (staying safe online)

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.

Our E-Safety Leader is Mr Woodworth (deputy head)

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 Prevent Duty - Departmental Advice - June 2015

 Prevent Online Training

Whistleblowing Policy

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.

This can be viewed on our policies page by clicking this link. 

FGM Training

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.

Register for FGM Online Training here

Toolkits

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.

South Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board

The SG Board has been replaced by the South Gloucestershire Children's Partnership (as of 29/9/19). More information will follow. For now, the SG Board website remains live.