The safety of children and young people is paramount. Brownedge St Mary’s is fully committed to the rigorous implementation of safeguarding procedures and arrangements. We expect all staff, supply teachers and volunteers to share this commitment.
Parents should know that the school will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. In cases where the school has a safeguarding concern about a child staff will follow the Local Authority Safeguarding / Child Protection Procedures.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
• protecting children from harm;
• preventing impairment of children's health or development;
• ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
• taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
January 2020 OFSTED report "The school takes pupils’ well-being and safety very seriously. Staff training is regular and up to date. Staff are vigilant. They know what to look out for if pupils are at risk, and how to deal with concerns. Leaders consult parents and refer cases to social care when necessary. They take the time to follow up on referrals and keep detailed records. Pupils have a clear understanding of risks or threats when online. Pupils know who to talk to or contact if they are worried or unhappy."
We advise that students report any abuse online to CEOP and their social media provider. If the online concern relates to pupils in our school, we will log it, but we will always insist this is reported to the correct authority CEOP/ Lancashire Police as it is potentially a criminal offence.
All other safeguarding concerns can be directed to the appropriate Head of Year, Senior Leader or to me personally using the contact details below. The safeguarding of children is everybody’s responsibility. If you’re concerned, report it.
Mrs K Boardman
Assistant Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead
If you would prefer to contact someone outside of school then please contact the Lancashire Safeguarding officer via telephone on 0300 123 6720
Lead DSL - Mrs Boardman
DSL - Mrs Watson
DSL - Mr Hayhurst
Heads of House
Bosco - Mrs Bland
Drexel - Mrs Canfield
Kolbe - Mr Cowan
Romero - Mr Hayhurst
Teresa - Mrs Ainsworth/Mr Wilson