Safeguarding and E-Safety
Branksome Heath Junior 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 safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website and below.
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.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Andrew Brown (Head of School)
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Miss Michaela Budden (PCW) and Ms Justine Collinson (Deputy Head of School)
If you have any concerns please contact the office to arrange a meeting.
Below are some useful websites on further safeguarding information including our own E-Safety Policy
Computers systems and online access are controlled and monitored using:
The Federation receives information form the police to alert the DSL within either school when there has been an incident of domestic abuse in a household where a pupil lives. We are not informed of the detail of the incident, only that one has occurred. This allows us to monitor and support the pupil. If we have additional concerns we will discuss the need for further safeguarding actions with Social Care. This information would only be shared with other staff on restricted need to know basis i.e. those who are immediately responsible for the pupil’s welfare such as the class teacher. Where a Multi agency risk assessment conference (MARAC) occurs the school may be asked for information and appropriate school related information may be shared with the school after the meeting.