Safeguarding

Safeguarding at Brook Mead Academy

At Brook Mead Academy we are committed to creating a happy and safe environment for all members of our academy community. We work closely with our scholars and their parents/carers to ensure that our young people are safe both inside and outside of school. We also work closely with a range of partners and agencies including Leicestershire Police, Social Services, Early Help, CAMHS, Prevent and others.

We explicitly teach our scholars about how to be safe through our weekly PSHE sessions and embed safeguarding topics into the wider curriculum – for example, we take opportunities to teach our scholars about internet safety during Computer Science and about grooming during our Oliver Twist module in English. We also ensure that our scholars are taught about safeguarding through dedicated assemblies, workshops, and events throughout the year.

Please note, we have a statutory responsibility to share information with other agencies, including the police, social services, Early Help and health care providers. In most cases, we will always endeavour to inform parents/carers of our intention to make a referral, however, in some cases, we may be advised to not inform parents/carers until reasonable enquiries have been made. The school will always act in line with relevant legislation to ensure that we act in the best interests of the child. If you would like any further information about safeguarding, please contact Mrs Aylmer-Teago, the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Online SafetyCEOP – YouTube

Online Safety for Children – Tips & Guides | NSPCC

Parents homepage (thinkuknow.co.uk)

Information, Advice and Support to Keep Children Safe Online (internetmatters.org)

Information about Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), trafficking and county linesA Parents Guide to Child Sexual Exploitation Webinar – YouTube

Spotting the signs of CSE – Parents Against Child Exploitation (Pace) UK (paceuk.info)

Female Genital Mutation (FGM)

The NSPCC has set up a FGM helpline, which is free, anonymous and 24/7. If you’re worried a child is at risk of, or has had, FGM,

Telephone: 0800 028 3550

Email: [email protected]

Forced MarriageTelephone: 020 7008 0151

Email: [email protected]

Domestic AbuseTelephone: 0808 80 200 28

Website: UAVA

Email: [email protected]

Domestic and sexual abuse (leicester.gov.uk)

BullyingBullying and harassment (leicester.gov.uk)
Leicester City CouncilTelephone: 0116 454 1004

Website: Children’s social care (leicester.gov.uk)

Leicestershire County CouncilTelephone: 0116 305 0005

Website: Report abuse or neglect of a child | Leicestershire County Council

Leicestershire Police101/999
ChildlineTelephone: 0800 11 11

Website: Childline | Childline

NSPCC

If you are worried about a child, even if you are unsure, contact the NSPCC for help, advice or support.

Telephone: 0808 800 5000

Email: [email protected]

Website: NSPCC | The UK children’s charity | NSPCC

The SamaritansTelephone: 116 123

Email: Samaritans | Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy | Here to listen

Online Safety – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency (CEOP)

Complete a report when something happens online that makes you feel scared, worried or unsafe.

https://www.ceop.police.uk/CEOP-Reporting/

 

Brook Mead Academy is an Operation Encompass school. This is a Police and Education information sharing partnership which enables schools to offer immediate support for children and young people witnessing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with the Academy’s safeguarding team prior to the start of the school day following an incident of domestic abuse in the previous 24 hours or over the weekend which has been attended by police officers. This information enables appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.  Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. For more information, please click Home : Operation Encompass

 

Are you worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? Please click on the logo below for more information.

 

 

Should you need to report a safeguarding concern of an urgent nature outside of our reception opening hours (8am to 5pm Mon – Fri), please contact the police on 999 or Duty and Assessment on 0116 4541004.

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