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Safeguarding and Child Protection at Bristol Brunel Academy.

At Bristol Brunel Academy we have an important role to play in identifying concerns our students may have and helping to promote their health and wellbeing in and out of school. All staff at BBA are in a good position to do this early and each has a responsibility and a duty of care for keeping students safe and protecting them from harm. At BBA we do this by:

1: Having a designated member of staff for Inclusion and Safeguarding; Lou Greatrex who takes responsibility for Child Protection and Safeguarding issues (including; giving advice and support to other staff, staff training so all staff can identify the four main categories of abuse and are aware of our responsibilities in regard to; FGM, forced marriage, the Prevent Agenda and Promoting British Values; linking with children’s services; and working with other organisations).

2: Having a Core Safeguarding Team

The core team includes:

Mrs L Greatrex
Safeguarding - Designated Lead

 

 

Miss J Cusack
Safeguarding - Deputy

 

 

Mr C Clements
Safeguarding - Deputy

 

 

3: Having a wider Safeguarding Team that is made up of:  Pastoral and Academic Year Leaders, our academy Student Counsellors, BBA’s PCSO Leanne Sullivan, Mr Wignall our E-Safety Officer and Miss Palmer, Designated Lead for our Children in Care (CIC).

4: Having a Special Educational Needs Team (SEN) and English as Additional Language Team (EAL).

5: Having an Attendance Officer and Careers Officer.

We provide outstanding and consistent pastoral care that supports students to be aspirational and ambitious in regards to their future. The range of support offered in order to remove barriers to learning illustrates our deliberate focus on each student being able to benefit from excellent teaching and achieve their potential. Staff are on hand throughout the school day to educate, support, guide and keep students safe.

 

Referrals.

If you have a safeguarding or child protection concern in regard to a student it can be referred to the Child Protection Lead or deputies (Louise Greatrex, Jen Cusack and Colin Clements) Via BBA’s safeguarding email.  (Term Time Only) bba-safeguarding@bba.bristol.sch.uk

Alternatively you can refer straight to First Response; 0117 9036444.

 

Polices and Legislation

All BBA policies, including Child Protection and Safeguarding, can be found on the BBA website - 

http://www.bba.bristol.sch.uk/page/?title=Policies&pid=18

Further information can be found on HM Government’s website, around our duty of care for children

Working Together to Safeguard Children [2015]

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-together-to-safeguard-children--2

This outlines the responsibility of all agencies, including schools, to work together to keep children safe.

Keeping Children Safe in Education. September 2016 

www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2

If you are worried about the safety of a child or the safety of someone else.

If you feel that a child is in immediate danger then you must call the police on 999.

 

Otherwise you can find help and support at;

  • CHILDLINE (if you need to talk to someone confidentially about problems you are having or worries that you might have about other children) www.childline.org.uk 0800 1111
  • NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO CHILDREN (NSPCC) (for expert advice about child protection) www.nspcc.org.uk 0808 800 5000
  • CHILD EXPLOITATION AND ONLINE PROTECTION (CEOP) (provides useful advice about keeping children safe online) www.thinkuknow.co.uk
  • ACTION FOR CHILDREN (provides help for vulnerable and neglected children, young people and families) www.actionforchildren.org.uk 0300 123 2112
  • First Response (Bristol) 0117 9036444.
  • First Point (South Gloucestershire) 01454 866000

 

Bristol Early Years Centre’s 

Children's centre - bristol.gov.uk - Bristol City Council

https://www.bristol.gov.uk/schools-learning-early-years/childrens-centre

  • Bristol Food Banks

http://eastbristol.foodbank.org.uk/.

 

 

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For information and advice on what to do in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack please go to www.npcc.police.uk/NPCCBusinessAreas/WeaponAttacksStaySafe.aspx