Billing Brook School

Safeguarding

Safeguarding Statement

Billing Brook School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors on site to share this commitment.

We are all fully committed to ensuring that our approach to safeguarding practices are connective, this means that staff are trained annually and those with greater individual responsibility for leading are trained as Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). All concerns regarding welfare and safeguarding are passed through members of staff to their line managers and/or the DSL, in compliance with the most recent local and national guidance.

  • The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Karen Lewis, Headteacher
  • Ms Lantsbery, Mrs Kennedy, Mrs Holland, Mrs Grisewood and Mrs Calandro are also trained as DSLs.

If as parents, carers or visitors to the school you have any concerns about your child or any other pupils at the school, Mrs Lewis can be contacted on 01604 773910. Please tell the receptionist you have a safeguarding concern.

Policy in practice

Staff are asked to report any cause for concern to a designated safeguarding lead. Concerns are reported as early as possible and information recorded.

 Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2021-2022

Safeguarding Advice for Visitors

Click here for Safeguarding Advice for Visitors 

 

Pants NSPCC resource

Talk PANTS helps children understand that their body belongs to them, and they should tell someone they trust if anything makes them feel upset or worried.

To help you start the conversation with your child we are attaching a link to the parent guide here. 

There is also a guide for children which is available here. 

On-Line Safety

Protecting children using technology is embedded into the computing curriculum. It is important that pupils are aware of the risks and that these dangers are raised with them at appropriate times through the school year. We provide pupils with an awareness of how to stay safe on line. Parent support is also available through information sheets; discussion and awareness raising sessions. Mrs Holland is the named staff for leading on-line safety. If you need any advice regarding keeping your child safe on line, please feel free to contact school.

Please also see Keeping Your Child Safe on-line

FREE On-line Safety Webinar

If you would like practical and valuable advice on how to protect yourself and your family online, Gooseberry Planet regularly offer free parent webinars, as well as a range of resources and tips. Please contact the school for further information.