Brunel Academies Trust

Safeguarding and Behaviour

Commitment to Safeguarding 

Keeping children safe is our number one priority. We ensure that the safety and well-being of every child is at the centre of every decision we make. Brimble Hill School staff have a responsibility to create and maintain a safe learning environment for all our young people. All our staff are aware and kept up to date with the child protection procedures. As a setting we are committed to the safeguarding of all of our children.

Brimble Hill School Safeguarding Team

If you have any concerns, please contact the Safeguarding Team on 01793 493900 or email safeguarding@brimblehillschool.org.uk

 

Sarah Sumner - Interim Headteacher
 Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Designated Teacher for Children Looked After

 

Louise Fraser
Assistant Headteacher  
Deputy Designated
Safeguarding Lead
(DDSL)

Hayley Pearce

Assistant Headteacher 
Deputy Designated
Safeguarding Lead 
(DDSL)

Maisie Saunders

Assistant Headteacher 
Deputy Designated
Safeguarding Lead 
(DDSL)

Alison Thunder
Safeguarding Governor

 

Jackie Fieldwick MBE

CEO of Brunel

Safeguarding at Brimble Hill School

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.

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.

Brimble Hill School Safeguarding Team Poster

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.’

At Brimble Hill we use Communication forms and logs.  We also have Concern forms.  These may be filled in to record conversations face to face, via telephone or from observations made in school.  We also record conversations with DCT about pupils in school. Classes each have a safeguarding file and keep Incident records. These are handed to the DSL and DDSL if they have concerns built up over time.

Safeguarding Policies

Please note that we are continually reviewing and updating our policies

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures

Behaviour Policy 

Anti Bullying Statement

Brunel Whistleblowing Policy

Key Documents

Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2023

Keeping Children Safe in Education, Part One - September 2023

Department for Education - Working together to safeguard children information page

Regulated activity in relation to children

Guidance for safer working practice

Prevent Duty Guidance England Wales

Important Contact Details

Contact Swindon (formerly MASH)

  • E-mail: contactswindon@swindon.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01793 464646 (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 436699 

The Emergency Duty Service (EDS) is available outside office hours on 01793 436699
Web: Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

LADO 01793 463854

Mental health issues, including anxiety and depression
Young Minds

Childline

Online Safety
Kidscape

NSPCC 0808 800 5000

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command 0370 496 7622 – for reporting concerns about online abuse 

Swindon Safeguarding Partnership (formerly the LSCB)

NSPCC

Childline

Thinkuknow