Safeguarding

Safeguarding at Barnet Hill Academy

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 and well-being of BHA pupils are paramount and we believe that 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 receives Safeguarding training which is regularly updated and aligned to changes in legislation. All staff is trained to report Safeguarding concerns in line with BHA Safeguarding procedures from a range of organisations including the local authority. The principal is also a CEOP ambassador. Students are educated about safeguarding through our curriculum, assemblies, and workshops which are pupil-centered and age-appropriate.
 Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Sarah Hussain, Head of Safeguarding 

Safeguarding Support Sites





Helpful guidance for parents on keeping children safe, including:

Online safety

Self-harm

Sexting

Mental health and suicidal thoughts

What to do if you suspect abuse


Please find the link to NSPCC guidance: NSPCC Prevent Site

UK Safer Internet Centre

UK SIC provide information on conversation starters with children and activities with children and family internet advice to help you stay safe.
Please click UK SAFER INTERNET CENTRE for more information.
Online Safety video for parents to watch. Click here.


Think U Know

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. 
Please click here for more information.


Parent Zone

Parent Zone is an E-Magazine focused on digital family life which parents can subscribe to.
Please click here for more information.

Parent Online Courses

KEEPING THEM SAFE

PACE and the Virtual college have teamed up to offer a free online course developed to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation for parents and carers; including how to spot the signs and report any concerns.
Click here to access the course

UNDERSTANDING YOUNG MINDS

Selfharmuk have teamed up with the Virtual college to provide a free online course for parents regarding suicide and self-harm.
Click here to access the course.