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Brimble Hill School

Brimble Hill School

Safeguarding & Behaviour

Safeguarding Commitment
Here at Brimble Hill School 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. 

Our Safeguarding Team - Worried about a Child? 

Alison Paul

Designated
Safeguarding Lead

Brimble Hill School
Telephone: 01793 493900

Katy Tolley

Deputy Designated
Safeguarding Lead

Brimble Hill School
Telephone: 01793 493900

Worried about an adult who works or volunteers with children?

All staff work in line with our school code of conduct. Please follow the link to view a the Code of Conduct

Mark Western

Chair of Governors

Brimble Hill School

mwestern@brunelsenmat.org.uk

Alison Paul

Headteacher

Brimble Hill School

head@brimblehillschool.org.uk
Telephone: 01793 493900

Please follow the link to view our safeguarding and child protection policy 

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.

 

Contact details for Children’s Social Care

  • 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 436699

  • Web: Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub

 

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.

Contact during partial school closure
During Covid confidential communication logs were kept recording dates families were contacted during lockdown and any information that was relevant following the conversation.

 

Important Documents and Policies

Please note that we are continually reviewing and updating our policies

Brimble Hill Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Procedures

Behaviour Policy 

Behaviour Policy Written statement of Behaviour principles

Keeping Children Safe in Education - September 2021

Keeping Children Safe in Education, Part One - September 2021

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

Brunel SEN MAT Whistleblowing Policy

 Useful Numbers

NSPCC 0808 800 5000

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

Childline 0800 1111

Please follow the links to find out more...

Swindon Safeguarding Partnership (formerly the LSCB)

NSPCC

Childline

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