The Brookfield School
The Governing Body takes seriously its responsibility under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify assess and support those children who are suffering harm.
At The Brookfield School we recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children, We will provide staff and volunteers with guidance to follow when they suspect a child may be experiencing abuse or at risk of harm.
We will work co-operatively with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Our safeguarding team work closely with our PRSHE lead, Mrs Teri Hobbs, to ensure that our pupils know how to staff safe outside of school, online and develop healthy relationships
We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents / carers first – unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
- Designated Safeguarding Lead: Miss Lindsey Haile
- Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Michelle Parkes
- Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Jillian Hurst
- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Jan Greene
- Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Ashley Read
- Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding: Mrs Susanna McFarlane
If you have a concern about a child, please contact a member of the Safeguarding Team or by contacting Mrs Wendy Roberts, School Office who will transfer you to the appropriate person.
We will review our policy and procedures on an annual basis.
|External Contacts||Telephone numbers and contact details|
|Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub||01432 260800 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Emergency Duty Team||01905 768020 (out of hours number for when MASH are unavailable)|
|Police – Prevent (extremism & radicalisation team)||01386 591835 email@example.com|
|Police (non emergency)||101|
|NHS (non emergency)||111|
|Women’s Aid (24hr helpline)||0800 980 3331|
|West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre||01905 724514|
|PAPYRUS (young persons suicide team)||0800 068 4141 Messaging Service: 07786 209697|
|Samaritans||116 123 (free)|
|Young Minds (well-being)||Messaging Service: 85258|
|Chat Health||Messaging Service: 07507 331750|
|Illegal Money Lending Team||0300 555 2222|
- Child Line: 0800 1111 https://www.childline.org.uk/
- Crime Stoppers: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/ : 0800 555111
- Citizens Advice: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ Debt and legal advice for families
- Herefordshire Community Safety Partnership: https://www.herefordshiresafeguardingboards.org.uk/safeguarding-information/community-safety-information
Child Sexual Abuse
- ‘Stop Abuse Together’ https://stopabusetogether.campaign.gov.uk/
Network Rail Safety
Due to the very high level of trespassing on the tracks by young people in our local area, Network Rail in partnership with Learn Live are working to help raise awareness to students across the UK educating them about the dangers of the train tracks through interactive digital delivery.
There is now a new interactive video suitable for all ages called I Am Train Safe (see link below). The session is less than 15 minutes and explains why it is important to stay safe near the tracks.
Over 13 million students, parents and teachers from across the UK have watched these videos which has led to a significant decrease in the number of trespasses in their area through watching the safety videos.
Network Rail have made things easier to watch the free safety videos by just entering the email firstname.lastname@example.org into the I am registered field when you first watch the videos.
Please click on the link below to view the relevant safety video for the secondary school version for ages 11-16: