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 mental and physical 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 is 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 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 working with a range of organisations including the local authority. The principal is also a CEOP ambassador. Pupils 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




NSPCC

The NSPCC provide Helpful guidance & support for parents on keeping children safe.
Please find the link to NSPCC guidance: NSPCC Website

CEOP ThinkuKnow

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

Childnet International

Information about different online risks and advice on how to support your child in tackling them.

Click here for more information.


Internet Matters

A host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world.

https://www.internetmatters.org/


UK 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 here for more information.


Specific guidance

Net Aware: Guide to games, Apps and social media sites - https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

Online Parent Controls: Advice on applying parental controls -
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parental-controls-offered-your-home-internet-provider

Cyberbullying: Key definitions & advice for parents & carers - 
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/cyberbullying-advice-parents-and-carers

Mental health guide for parents: A guide is for parents and carers to help children understand, protect and sustain their mental health -
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/make-it-count-guide-for-parents-and-carers

Parent E-Magazine: Parent Zone is an E-Magazine focused on digital family life which parents can subscribe to -
https://parentzone.org.uk/home

Parent Online Courses

KEEPING THEM SAFE:

Parents Against Child Exploitation (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

Supporting Children's Mental Health: 

An Open University course focussing on the mental health and wellbeing of babies and young children.
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.