Brunswick School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our strong safeguarding culture, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone.
Our Safeguarding Team Leads are:
Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mrs Sam Waugh (Acting Headteacher)
Deputy DSL - Mrs Amanda Henderson (Assistant Headteacher)
Deputy DSL - Mrs Anne-Marie Melling (Early Years Lead)
Safeguarding Governor - Moira Angel
What is Safeguarding?
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.
(Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021)