Bristnall Hall Academy, Bristnall Hall Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 9PA
Safeguarding and E-safety
Bristnall Hall Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. To achieve this commitment, we ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding and child protection processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Lead for Looked After Children is Mr Gary Whall (Director of Inclusion and DSL) 0121 552 5425
Our Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Ian Jones (Assistant Principal and ADSL)
The designated governor for safeguarding is Ms Jessica Langston
All adults who work at our academy have a responsibility to read and understand all safeguarding policies;
All adults are expected to read the DfE guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education – September 2016.
This should be read alongside the statutory guidance Working together to Safeguard Children and departmental advice What to do if you are worried a child is being abused – Advice for Practitioners. All adults at Bristnall Hall are made aware of the NSPCC Whistleblowing Advice Line on 0800 028 0285. This service provides support to employees needing to raise concerns about how their organisation has handled a child protection concern.
Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism or extremist causes. The strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism. All schools have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism. Bristnall Hall Academy is committed to protecting our young people from extremist and violent views, and to teaching them values such as tolerance and mutual respect. We provide a safe environment for pupils to discuss any issue so they better understand how to protect themselves.
Here is our parent leaflet on this topic: Parent Leaflet
All adults at Bristnall Hall receive Prevent Strategy training.
Here is a link to the Department of Education’s paper on The Prevent Duty – www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/439598/prevent-duty-departmental-advice-v6.pdf
Please see this NSPCC video for Parents/Carers worried about radicalisation:
Further safeguarding advice
NSPCC (for adults) 0808 800 5000
Child Line (for young people) 0800 111
ATT Safeguarding Newsletter
Our trust regularly publishes newsletters regarding aspect of keeping safe.
E-safety at Bristnall Hall Academy
E-safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Bristnall Hall Academy. We have extensive security measures in place in the Academy, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard students from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any E-safety incidents are recorded and managed in accordance with our E-safety Policy. e-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
Please use the link below to report any E-safety Incidents or any other concerns e.g. bullying, peer issues, schoolwork. Reports using the tool below are anonymous by default.
Please see Online Safety Videos below:
The academy is working towards achieving the 360o E-Safety Mark and supporting other academies in our Trust with this.
We are developing software use to further safeguard our young people, through My Concern.
All Bristnall Hall Academy staff complete regular E-safety training.
All of Year 7 and 8 will be completing an e-safety qualification in 2016-2017 to ensure that they understand in detail how to stay safe online, the BSC Level 1 Award in e-safety