Billing Brook School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors on site to share this commitment.
We are all fully committed to ensuring that our approach to safeguarding practices are connective, this means that staff are trained annually and those with greater individual responsibility for leading are trained as Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). All concerns regarding welfare and safeguarding are passed through members of staff to their line managers and/or the DSL, in compliance with the most recent local and national guidance.
- The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Jodie Harrison, Senior Family Support Worker
- Mrs Karen Lewis, Ms Lantsbery, Mrs Kennedy, Mrs Holland, Mrs Grisewood and Mrs Calandro are also trained as DSLs.
If as parents, carers or visitors to the school you have any concerns about your child or any other pupils at the school, a DSL can be contacted on 01604 773910. Please tell the receptionist you have a safeguarding concern.
Policy in practice
Staff are asked to report any cause for concern to a designated safeguarding lead. Concerns are reported as early as possible and information recorded.
Pants NSPCC resource
Talk PANTS helps children understand that their body belongs to them, and they should tell someone they trust if anything makes them feel upset or worried.
To help you start the conversation with your child we are attaching a link to the parent guide here.
There is also a guide for children which is available here.
Protecting children using technology is embedded into the computing curriculum. It is important that pupils are aware of the risks and that these dangers are raised with them at appropriate times through the school year. We provide pupils with an awareness of how to stay safe on line. Parent support is also available through information sheets; discussion and awareness raising sessions. Mrs Holland is the named staff for leading on-line safety. If you need any advice regarding keeping your child safe on line, please feel free to contact school.
Filtering and Monitoring
In line with the updates in KCSIE 2023 Billing Brook School has secure filtering and monitoring systems in place through Securly. Below is a quick guide to how these work
If you have any concerns or would like to discuss keeping your child safe at home please contact school
Please also see Keeping Your Child Safe on-line
Ask the Awkward - support and guidance for parents