Redland Green School

RGS Bristol

Safeguarding

Redland Green School and North Bristol Post 16 Centre fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection and safeguarding the young people under our care. We have a strong ‘Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy’ that applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working at Redland Green School that conforms to guidance and procedures laid down by the Bristol Safeguarding Children Board and takes account of guidance issued by the South West Safeguarding & Child Protection Group.

There are five main elements to our policy:

Leadership

The school has a safeguarding executive that consists of Mr Lind (Deputy Headteacher) who is the Designated Lead Child Protection Officer and Mrs Martin, Miss Williams and Miss Haine (Post 16) who are the Designated Deputy Child Protection Officers. In addition, Mr Rod Symmons is the Designated Child Protection Governor.

Training and Education

Redland Green School staff undergo a continuing programme of training to ensure that they are up to date with the latest issues with regards child protection. In recent years this has included basic awareness training from the NSPCC on recognising the signs of abuse and awareness training on Female Genital Mutilation and radicalisation.

Safeguarding issues are also integrated into our curriculum so that students are empowered to both keep themselves safe and also identify possible concerns about their friends and know who to pass these concerns on to. These issues are discussed in a wide variety of lessons, including APEX, Mentor time, LVS and IT lessons. Issues that sit within the safeguarding umbrella are frequently touched upon within the assembly programme. A constant stream of safeguarding information available for both parents and students is being developed through the keepsafe@rgs blog.

Information sessions are also run for parents about how they can support their children to stay safe and the next information evening will take place in January 2016. More details to follow on this.

E-safety Risk of Extremism Child Sex Exploitation Female Genital Mutilation