Safeguarding statement for parents
At Brill School, the health, safety and well-being of every child is our paramount concern. Our aim is for children to enjoy their time as pupils in this school. We want to work in partnership with you to help your child achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution.
To promote a safe environment for pupils, our selection and recruitment policy includes all checks on staff and regular volunteers’ suitability, including checks with the Disclosure and Barring Services, as recommended by Buckinghamshire County Council in line with current legislation.
In accordance with our responsibilities under section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002, and “Keeping Children Safe in Education” Sept 2022, we have two Designated Safeguarding Leads for Child Protection (Louise White, Jamie Dickson and Megan Chenery) who have received appropriate training for this role. It is their responsibility to ensure all staff in contact with children receives child protection awareness training on a regular basis. We believe safeguarding and promoting our students welfare is everyone’s responsibility, we work together as a team to achieve this. We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us
There are occasions when concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies. Whilst we would always aim to work in partnership with parents, there may be exceptions to this when concerns are raised for the protection of a child.
On very rare occasions Social Care, whilst undertaking an investigation under S47 of the Children Act 1989, may want to speak to a child without parents’ knowledge. This decision would be made by the police and social care; we are required to work collaboratively with partner agencies and would therefore cooperate with direction given. This would however always only be done in situations where a child might be at immediate risk of harm. To gain consent at this point may increase the level of risk to the child or cause evidence of a crime to be lost.
The procedures, which we follow, have been laid down by the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. If you want to know more about our procedures, please speak to the Headteacher, Louise White or your child’s class teacher: the Policy can be found on the policy page of the website.
Health and Wellbeing
A Safeguarding resource to help you show children and young people that, whatever they want to share, you;re ready to listen. Look at the document below to see the three simple directions to remember...
Useful resources on the NSPCC website for parents
Useful links to keep your child safe online
Online safety keep your child safe checklist
Online safety primary school children checklist
KidSmart-This page is a website designed for parents to help keep their children safe online
Activities for 5 and 6 year olds to promote keeping safe online
Activities and tips for children to keep safe online 6 and 7 Year olds
Activities and tips for 8 - 10 year old on keeping safe on the internet
Safe! (A website to support young people (8-18 year olds) affected by crime)
The Internetmatters primary resource site has a parent pack featuring bespoke resources for parents, you’ll find a range of primary school (KS1 and KS2) resources to help children develop the right digital skills to stay safe online in the classroom and at home with parents.
Internetmatters primary resource
CEOP 'Lee & Kim' Cartoon Suitable for 5 yrs -- 7 yrs
YoungMinds shares a film made by BA students of the Met Film School as part of the YoungMinds vs Online pressures campaign, which shows the effects of cyberbullying as well as a positive way for young people to help their friends by reaching out to them online.
YoungMinds - reaching_out_and_tackling_cyberbullying
NSPCC 'PANTS' song
lease find below the PANTS programme for younger children.
You can find out more on our main PANTS information page:
To buy the Pantosaurus picture book or download the Pantosaurus song click here: Pantosaurus and the Power of PANTS! | NSPCC Shop
- Main parent guide: Click here
- Guide for parents with a learning disability: Click here
- Guide for parents of children with Autism: Click here
The NSPCC have launched a PANTS song and animation. With a singing dinosaur video and fun activity pack to help children learn the key messages without using any scary words.
View this on the NSPCC website:
You can also see it on You Tube
If you have a concern about a child please contact Mrs Louise White (Headteacher) and Mrs Rebecca Field (Safeguarding Governor) via the School Office on 01844 237710 or alternatively if out of school hours, weekends or holidays, click on the button below.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and you too, can help with this.
Concerned about ..?
The safety, neglect or welfare of a child (yours or someone else’s)
Your own safety or welfare
Then, speak to one of us
Mrs L White
Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr J Dickson
Year 6 Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss M Chenery
Year 3 teacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead