Begbrook takes the safety of the pupils, teachers and parents very seriously. It is everybody’s responsibility to act if they feel that a child is not being cared for properly or is being put at risk. If you suspect that a child is at risk or being harmed, please contact either Sian Adams (Designated Safeguarding Lead), Deborah Allen (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) or Emma Skade (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead). All conversations will be dealt with sensitively and confidentially.
Safeguarding Contact Information
What should you do if you are worried about a child or young person’s safety or wellbeing?
If the child or family is at immediate risk call the Police on 999
During School Hours
Please contact the Academy office on 0117 9030386 and ask to speak to a member of the safeguarding team. Our office is open from 08:00-16:00 on Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can request a phone call from a member of the Safeguarding Team by sending an email to [email protected] with FAO Safeguarding Team in the subject box.
Outside of Academy Opening Hours
First Response (if you live in Bristol)
01179036444 Mon-Fri during the day
01454 615165 Emergency Duty Team
Access and Response (if you live in South Glos)
01454 866000 Mon-Fri during the day
01454 615165 at weekends and evenings
Other agencies you can contact are:
24-hour helpline 0800 8005000 (free from a landline)
Text helpline: 88858 (service is free and anonymous)
To ensure that our children are kept safe in school we complete full DBS checks on all adults working/volunteering in school and regularly review our safeguarding procedures.
If you would like more information about keeping your child safe then please look at the following links:
Supporting Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing
Children’s emotional well-being is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health helps them develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults. Things that can help keep children and young people mentally well include:
- Being in good physical health, eating a balanced diet and getting regular exercise
- Having time and freedom to play, indoors and outdoors
- Being part of a family that gets along well most of the time
- Going to a school that looks after the wellbeing of all its pupils
- Taking part in local activities
Other factors are also important, including feeling loved, trusted, understood and safe. Children who are optimistic, and resilient, have some control over their lives and feel like they belong are more likely to have good mental well-being. (Mental Health Foundation
website). At Begbrook we are fully committed to supporting children’s Mental Health and working with families to ensure they receive the support they need.
For more information on how to promote positive mental health, please follow the links below:
The Prevent Strategy
Begbrook takes its Prevent duty very seriously. The Prevent duty became law back in 2015. This is a duty on all schools and registered early years providers to have due regard to preventing people being drawn into terrorism. In order to protect children in our care, we must be alert to any reason for concern in the child’s life at home or elsewhere.
The launch of the new Counter Terrorism website ‘Act Early’.
The website is aimed at family and friends and to reach out to communities. The purpose of the site is to increase awareness of the signs of radicalisation, where to go for help and support and to increase understanding and confidence in the referral process.
Also being launched is a National Prevent advice line for friends/family/community members to call – 0800 011 3764. This number will be staffed by Prevent teams to ensure the advice being given is appropriate and consistent.
Counter Terrorism Policing South West is supporting the launch, working with partners and police force Corporate Communications teams to promote the site and campaign. We have been asked to play a part in disseminating these materials in our communities. This is particularly relevant in this current climate with the impact of Covid 19, social isolation and the rise in hateful extremism online.
The Internet has become an everyday part of our lives. We use it daily as a tool to improve teaching and learning, to access information from around the world, talk to friends and help with our work. It is an immense environment offering a wealth of resources that benefit us all.
However, it is essential that we all learn how to behave responsibly online both at home and at school. At Begbrook Primary Academy we take this matter very seriously following government advice on best practice. Please help us to support your children by looking at the links below which provide important information on how to keep safe online.
Online Safety advice suitable for ages 5-7 Click here
Online Safety advice suitable for ages 8-11 Click here
For further information on family support in Begbrook, you can speak to a member of the Inclusion Team, your child’s class teacher.
For more information on how to keep children safe on the internet please follow the links below: