We take all aspects of safeguarding extremely seriously. Academy staff are in a good position to keep a watchful eye on children and to protect them from harm. All St Ursula’s staff receive training for safeguarding. If you have any safeguarding concerns about any aspect of the academy please make an appointment to see a member of the safeguarding team via the office.
Our safeguarding team are listed below. All safeguarding concerns are reported to these individuals who will investigate and take action if necessary.
- Mr Jon Arthur – Designated Safeguarding Lead and Single Point Of Contact
- Mrs Shaile- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Mrs Simpson – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Mr Allan – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
- Mrs White – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Also has responsibility for Prevent, Female Genital Mutilation, Child Sexual Exploitation, Young Carers and Children Missing in Education)
- Mr Neil Osborn – Safeguarding Team – has responsibility for Peer on Peer abuse
- Mrs Dharani Pillay – safeguarding Team – SENDCo and mental Health mini lead
In addition to the team above, we also have the following mini leads:
- Alexandra Woodford – Equality
- Rachel Durston – Online Safety
When a concern is raised we will talk to the child in the first instance using the ‘Tell, Explain and Describe’ process. We will contact parents as appropriate. In some situations we will need to inform parents of our requirement to involve outside agencies such as First Response. First Response is operated by qualified social workers who are able to discuss any concerns and offer advice and initiate follow-up if necessary.
We work closely with many different external agencies who can offer support to families. We also liaise with the Bristol North safeguarding advisory team and our E-ACT System Leader, Mr John Spring, who advises on safeguarding and attendance.
Our full and comprehensive policy for safeguarding can be requested from the academy office or accessed by clicking on the link below:
Click here to find out more about staying safe online.
The links below are some useful sites which also promote safety of children and may support you in knowing who to refer to when reporting a safeguarding incident. They will also show you ways to stay safe online and support you in keeping children safe where you have concerns about different kinds of abuse.
Police: 999 (Immediate risk)
First Response: 01179036444
Emergency Duty Team: 01454615165
Safeguarding in Education Team (SET): 01179222710
Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership
www.nspcc.org.uk NSPCC works to support children and young people across the UK. They have a helpline and a range of websites that offer interactive advice and support. – www.nspcc.org.uk – 08001111 (Freephone)
www.childline.org.uk Childline is the UK’s free 24 – hour helpline for children in distress. Trained volunteer counsellors comfort, advise and protect children and young people who may feel they have nowhere else to turn. – www.childline.org.uk – 08001111 (Freephone)
Bullying/Peer on Peer/Equality
www.kidshealth.org Information and advice about many health and growing – up worries, separation, divorce and emotions and behaviours raised by these life changes.
www.youngminds.org.uk Young minds focus on mental health issues of children and young people, recognising that many children and young people have troublesome worries and fears.
CiC/Young Carers/Private Fostering
Deborah Davis : Telephone: 07880179204
Gail Hunter: Telephone: 07584202855
Family Lives – Confidential helpline : 08088002222 or email on: firstname.lastname@example.org
https://actearly.uk/ – Act Early is an new counter-terrorism website