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 have a designated Safeguarding Team, who are on hand to deal with any concerns from Staff, Students, Parents and External Agencies:
Bristol Brunel Academy's Inclusion and Safeguarding Lead is Colin Clements, who takes responsibility for Child Protection and Safeguarding issues. This includes:
- Advice and support to 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
The core safeguarding team includes:
We also have a wider Safeguarding Team that is made up of: Pastoral and Academic Year Leaders, Academy Student Counsellors, E-Safety Officer (Mr Wignall) and a Designated Lead for our Children in Care (CIC), Mrs Elsbury.
Support is also provided from the Special Educational Needs Team (SEN).
We also have a dedicated 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.
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 (Colin Clements, Lee Bailey, sarah Fan, Caroline Wheeler) Via BBA’s safeguarding email. (Term Time Only) firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively you can refer straight to First Response; 0117 9036444.
Worried about your child's behaviour or mental health and not sure what's normal ? Wondering whether to go and see your GP ? Perhaps you've been referred to specialist services but there is a long wait ..... or perhaps you've been told the problem isn't quite serious enough to be referred. Try this website for more information:
CLF Safeguarding Information
Polices and Legislation
All BBA policies, including Child Protection and Safeguarding, can be found on the BBA website -
Further information can be found on HM Government’s website, around our duty of care for children
Working Together to Safeguard Children 
This outlines the responsibility of all agencies, including schools, to work together to keep children safe.
Keeping Children Safe in Education. September 2019
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 Zero Tolerance is an initiative working towards Bristol becoming a city free from gender-based violence, abuse, harassment and exploitation. For more information please follow this link:
Bristol Early Years Centre’s
- Bristol Food Banks
Kooth - Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.
For more information regarding racism and inequality, or to report a hate crime, please visit www.sariweb.org.uk where you will find advice, information and guidance.
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