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.
- Mrs Reynolds – Designated Safeguarding Lead and Single Point Of Contact – Interim (Also has responsibility for Prevent and On Line Safety)
- Ms Gorra – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Covering Mrs Shaile’s Maternity Leave)
- Mrs White – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Also has responsibility for Female Genital Mutilation, Child Sexual Exploitation, Mental Health, Children Missing in Education)
- Mr Neil Osborn – Safeguarding Team
In addition to the team above, Ashley Milum has responsibility for Equality.
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.
Bristol Safeguarding Children Board