Safeguarding statement for parents
At Brill School, the health, safety and well-being of every child is our paramount concern. Our aim is for children to enjoy their time as pupils in this school. We want to work in partnership with you to help your child achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution.
To promote a safe environment for pupils, our selection and recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and regular volunteers’ suitability, including checks with the Disclosure and Barring Services, as recommended by Buckinghamshire County Council in line with current legislation.
In accordance with our responsibilities under section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002, and “Keeping Children Safe in Education” Sept 2019, we have three Designated Safeguarding Leads for Child Protection (Nicola Wilde, Ailis Butler and Ruth Oliver) who are members of the senior management team, and have received appropriate training for this role. It is their responsibility to ensure all staff in contact with children receives child protection awareness training on a regular basis. We believe safeguarding and promoting our students welfare is everyone’s responsibility, we work together as a team to achieve this. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us
There are occasions when concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. Whilst we would always aim to work in partnership with parents, there may be exceptions to this when concerns are raised for the protection of a child.
On very rare occasions Social Care, whilst undertaking an investigation under S47 of the Children Act 1989, may want to speak to a child without parents’ knowledge. This decision would be made by the police and social care; we are required to work collaboratively with partner agencies and would therefore cooperate with direction given. This would however always only be done in situations where a child might be at immediate risk of harm. To gain consent at this point may increase the level of risk to the child or cause evidence of a crime to be lost.
The procedures, which we follow, have been laid down by the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to the Headteacher, Louise White or your child’s class teacher: the Policy can be found on this page of the website.
Please find below the annex for the Child Protection Policy which has been co-produced between staff from Education, Social Care and Headteacher reps; this annex addresses recent guidance set out by the DfE for schools operating under the current restrictions.
Health and Wellbeing
The Internetmatters primary resource site has a parent pack featuring bespoke resources for parents, you’ll find a range of primary school (KS1 and KS2) resources to help children develop the right digital skills to stay safe online in the classroom and at home with parents.
YoungMinds shares a film made by BA students of the Met Film School as part of the YoungMinds vs Online pressures campaign, which shows the effects of cyberbullying as well as a positive way for young people to help their friends by reaching out to them online.
NSPCC 'PANTS' song
The NSPCC have launched a PANTS song and animation. With a singing dinosaur video and fun activity pack to help children learn the key messages without using any scary words.
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If you have a concern about a child please contact Mrs Louise White (Headteacher) and Mrs Rebecca Field (Safeguarding Governor) via the School Office on 01844 237710 or alternatively if out of school hours, weekends or holidays, click on the button below.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and you too, can help with this.
Concerned about ..?
The safety, neglect or welfare of a child (yours or someone else’s)
Your own safety or welfare
Then, speak to one of us
Mrs L White
Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs A Butler
Year 1 Teacher & Additional Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs R Oliver
SENCo & Additional Designated Safeguarding Lead