Safeguarding

At Brymore Academy we recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all Brymore boys. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.

Brymore Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and therefore all posts within the school require a criminal background check via the disclosure procedure.

Our Safeguarding Policy can be found here and the addendum to this is here.

The sexualised behaviour policy can be found here

Mr Luke Winter is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and can be contacted via email:

Luke.Winter@brymoreacademy.co.uk or through the school office on 01278 652369.

Should you need to report a concern then this can be emailed to Concerns@brymoreacademy.co.uk or done online at any time of the day via: https://www.swgflwhisper.org.uk/report/BRY1

Our safeguarding leaflet is full of information on this matter and can be downloaded here.

 

Useful links for parents:

Thinkuknow is the education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents

A site about recognising and dealing with online hazards, setting up safe profiles on social networking sites and understanding how to manage personal information.

http://www.digizen.org

Internet Matters

https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/

Prevent – Educate against hate

This website gives parents, teachers and governors practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation

https://educateagainsthate.com/parents/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/stay-safe-film

Somerset Safeguarding Children Board can be accessed by this link: http://sscb.safeguardingsomerset.org.uk/

Brooks Traffic Light Tool

https://www.brook.org.uk/our-work/category/sexual-behaviours-traffic-light-tool

Covid-19  mental health tips: https://ssscpd.co.uk/education/parentsandguardians/child-mental-health-10-tips-for-parents/-/ZwOdLJ4lZKEipQRjqTyjpj==

For information on County Lines please view this page. 

Online Sexual Harassment

The Children’s Commissioner for England has launched a guide and summery poster for parents and carers about online sexual harassment and how they can support children to stay safe online. Issues covered include: online pornography; pressure to send nude pictures; sexualised bullying; editing pictures and body image; and peer pressure. The guide includes a list of additional resources and sources of support.

Read the press release: Talking to your child about online sexual harassment: A guide for parents

Download the guidance: Parents guide: Talking to your child about online sexual harassment

Download the poster: Talking to your child about sexual harassment