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Mr Clarke                                    Mrs Taylor                                  Mrs Marvell

Executive Head Teacher              Head Teacher                              Additional Needs Co-ordinator

 

Our Designated Safeguarding lead person in school is Mr Clarke.

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding leads are Mrs Taylor and Mrs Marvell.

Our Designated Safeguarding Governor is Mr Simon Youngman.

 

Here at Brook Field we take seriously our responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children and young people in its care.  

 

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

 

All adults working in our school maintain an attitude of ' it could happen here'. We recognise that staff, because of their contact with and knowledge of children in their care, are well placed to identify abuse or neglect and offer support to children in need. 

 

We will contact parents/carers should safeguarding concerns arise about their child, unless to do so would increase the risk of harm to the child. In this instance, we take further advice and guidance from our children’s social care team.

 

Record-keeping

We maintain contemporaneous records of all safeguarding and child protection concerns, actions and communications.

We work in line with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe In Education’ and follow the information-sharing guidance included in this document and in ‘Information-sharing : advice for practitioners providing safeguarding services to children, young people, parents and carers.’

 

Worried about a child?

Please speak to a member of the Safeguarding team, shown above.

 

Worried about an adult who works or volunteers with children?

All staff work in line with the Blue Kite Code of Conduct - see link below.

Please contact the Executive Head teacher, Head teacher or phone Mr Gary Evans, CEO of The Blue Kite Academy Trust on 01793 332425.

 

For details of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and other important documents, please click on the following links.

 

The Prevent duty: the role of education in safeguarding learners from radicalisation

A short animation outlining the important role education settings play in protecting students and learners from radicalisation.

Further support, information and guidance please see below:

 

If you need to speak to someone:

E-mail: Swindonmash@swindon.gov.uk

Telephone: 01793 466903 (during normal office hours which are 8.30am to 4.40pm Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am to 4.00pm Friday)

The Emergency Duty Service (EDS) is available outside office hours on 01793 466900​​

Wilshire Police 101 or 999

 

https://safeguardingpartnership.swindon.gov.uk/

We all have a statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.  Swindon Local Safeguarding Children Board has developed a website to provide easily accessible and up-to-date safeguarding information for workers and volunteers, children and young people and parents and carers. 

 

Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.

 

Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people from Think U Know. Specialist site for children and parents dealing with Internet and computer safety.

 

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) website is run by the National Crime Agency. It has links to various websites and information available for all ages of children.

 

Get advice and support whenever you need it.

 

Online, on the phone, anytime.

 

The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) is a unique coalition of organisations and individuals, who work together to stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.

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