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 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. In line with our ethos, we have a strong commitment to anti-bullying and instill respect for members of our school, community and wider society.
We would like to recommend following resources which support our parents and carers in keeping children safe.
Applications that parents can download and that allows them to control their child’s internet usage:
YouTube have released an official App designed for children which can be useful in helping families to manage content children see. The app is available via the link below which includes a YouTube Kids Parental Guide with useful tips and advice to help make YouTube safer.
Safeguarding Support Sites
The NSPCC has helpful guidance for parents on keeping children safe, including:
- Online safety
- 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.
Think U Know
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Please click for more information: THINK U KNOW
Parent Zone is an E-Magazine focused on digital family life which parents can subscribe to.
Please click for for more information: Parent Zone
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.