Safeguarding

At Brindishe Schools we believe that the needs of the child are paramount. All children deserve the opportunity to achieve their full potential; they have the right to be protected from harm and exploitation whatever their race, religion, first language or ethnicity, gender or sexuality, age, health or disability, political or immigration status. All staff accept their fundamental responsibility to keep pupils safe, promoting children’s social, physical, emotional and moral development. Brindishe Schools staff are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ as far as safeguarding is concerned. When concerned about the welfare of a child, staff members should always act in the interest of the child.

All staff are trained to identify signs of abuse, and work to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm. Staff will help to equip children with the skills needed to keep them safe.

There are three main elements to our child protection and safeguarding policy:

PREVENTION through the teaching and pastoral support offered to pupils and the creation and maintenance of a whole school protective ethos.

PROTECTION by following agreed procedures for identifying, monitoring and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse; protecting children from unsuitable people.

SUPPORT to victims of abuse and to staff in identifying signs and symptoms of abuse.

We encourage a culture in which all staff believe safeguarding to be of the highest importance and understand that their vigilance is critical. We want all staff to feel confident to discuss their concerns with designated staff/Governors and have clear lines of protocol in place for how to do this.

At Brindishe Schools we explicitly teach pupils about safeguarding themselves in and outside of school, including online, through a broad and balanced curriculum. We establish and maintain a culture in which children feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to.

Click the link below for Brindishe Schools Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Brindishe Manor’s Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL) is ..................................

The Deputy Safeguarding Leads are .............................................................

Our Link Governor for Safeguarding is Lucy Lock, Parent Governor, who visits each school on a termly basis to review our policy and procedures with the DSL.

If at any time you should have any concerns around safeguarding matters please contact the staff above.

 

Lewisham Safeguarding Website 

Urgent Safeguarding Concerns  

 

E - Safety 

 

Mental Health and Well-Being 

 

Anti-Bullying 

 

Other useful websites