This is our safeguarding team at Summerhill Academy
If you want to share any worries or concerns with us, please ask a trusted adult here at school to come and find one of us. They will let us know that you want to speak to one of us.
In our School, our Safeguarding Lead is Ms Dunbar
Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Rees
Mrs Curtis our Principal
Assistant Principal Mrs McLeod.
Summerhill takes the safety of the pupils, teachers and parents very seriously. It is everybody’s responsibility to act if they feel that a child is not being cared for properly or is being put at risk. If you suspect that a child is at risk or being harmed please contact either Mrs Rees, the Designated Safe Guarding Lead or Mrs Dunbar. Any conversations will be dealt with sensitively and confidentially.
To ensure that our children are kept safe in school we complete full DBS checks on all adults working/volunteering in school and regularly review our safeguarding procedures.
If you would like more information about keeping your child safe then please look at the following links:
If you need to talk to someone in Bristol local authority regarding concerns about a child then please call First Response on 0117 903 6444.
They are also able to offer a range of support services for families regarding your child’s behaviour to a problem related to domestic violence. They are also able to support children who need to talk to someone about things that might be worrying them.
Prevent is part of the United Kingdom’s counter terrorism strategy. It aims to prevent people from becoming involved in terrorism or supporting terrorism. In Summerhill Academy, the Prevent strategy is part of our wider safeguarding duties.
We have a duty to protect children from radicalisation and extremism. As part of their education, children will learn about different religions and cultures as we believe the best way of preventing extremism and radicalisation is by increasing understanding of each other.
All academy staff and the academy council have received WRAP (Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent) training. We have an in-house facilitator to deliver this workshop to all new members of staff. This training means that all adults in school understand Prevent’s aims, have considered who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, understand why some people may be able to influence and manipulate others and can recognise when a child may be in need of help.
If staff have concerns that a child is at risk, the school safeguarding procedure is followed in the same way as with all safeguarding concerns. The academy’s safeguarding officer then makes the decision to refer concerns to the Channel multi-agency panel.
If a parent has a concern that a pupil at Summerhill Academy is at risk of radicalisation, please contact the Safeguarding Team.