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Safeguarding Information

At Broadoak we want every student to feel safe in school, at home, in the community and online. The Broadoak staff are here to help all students who might need it.

Visitors: All visitors to the academy must sign in at main reception, where they will be issued with the ‘appropriate’ lanyard. All visitors with a red lanyard must be supervised at all times.

If you believe a person is on site and not authorised to be so, please escort them to the main reception or contact a member of SLT immediately. Broadoak Academy staff should wear their lanyard and photo ID at all times.

Students: If you need to talk to an adult about anything that is affecting you, then please speak to your tutor or another trusted adult. You should tell an adult about any risk of harm from an adult or student whether in the academy, at home or in the community. All of our academy staff have been trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection

At Broadoak we recognise and embrace our role in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE September 2022) makes it clear that all staff have a safeguarding responsibility.   As a College, we work proactively with social care, the police, health services and other services to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome

Safeguarding includes child protection, medical health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and so much more.

Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE July 2022) requires all schools, including independent schools, academies, and free schools to follow the procedures for protecting children from abuse.

Other key staff include:

  • Mrs A Wintle (Learning Mentor, LAC/Children adopted from Care)
  • Mrs Bella Charman (SENCO)

The Designated Academy Councillor for Child Protection is Mrs B Frise.

In order to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, Broadoak acts in accordance with the following legislation and guidance:

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE September 2022)
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE July 2019)
  • The Prevent duty -Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers (April 2021)
  • Guidance for Safer Working Practices for Adults working with Children and Young People (October 2015) (Addendum 2020)

If you are concerned about the safety or wellbeing of a child at Broadoak Academy please contact our safeguarding team at: [email protected]

Safeguarding Policy

Where else can I get support

Tutor

Your tutor should be the person you go to in school if you are having any problems. You can see them at tutor time and arrange a further time to talk if you need to.

Off The Record

OTR is a mental health support service for all students. Drop in and speak to a member of the team and find out more about the services they offer.

Off the Record

Kooth

Kooth is an online confidential service giving help and advice about emotional health.

Kooth

School Nurse

The school nursing team join us at Broadoak on a Wednesday. They support students through 1-1 sessions (please speak to your Year Leader to see if this is for you) or through a drop in session:

Wednesday 10:45-11:05 in CO2

Careers, Work or College advice

Drop in and see a range of post-16 providers for advice and guidance about applying for life after Broadoak. This can include:

Winterstoke Hundred Academy

Weston College

Bridgwater College

And many others

Monday 12:45-13:05 in the Atrium