Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as:
• protecting children from maltreatment;
• preventing impairment of children's health or development;
• ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
• taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
The safety of BHA pupils is paramount. Everyone is responsible for safeguarding our children and young people. Children and young people have a right to feel safe in all aspects of their life; at school, at home, on trips and when online.
Our policies and procedures for safeguarding, health and safety, behaviour management and attendance comply with the Department for Education recommendations for safeguarding children at school.
All staff receive Safeguarding training which is regularly updated and aligned to changes in legislation. All staff are trained to report Safeguarding concerns in line with BHA Safeguarding procedures.
Students are educated about safeguarding through our curriculum, assemblies, and workshops which are pupil-centred and age-appropriate. In line with our ethos, we have a strong commitment to anti-bullying and instil respect for members of our school, community and wider society.
If you are worried about the safety or welfare of a student, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
If a child is in immediate danger: Call the police on 999.