Keeping Young People Safe
"Safeguarding children because every child matters"
At the Bulwell Academy, we place the highest priority on safeguarding children and promoting welfare.
To ensure all students are safe we work in conjunction with our partnership agencies and we seek the support of all staff, parents, visitors and members of the community in supporting our safeguarding procedures.
Awareness raising activities and workshops are run during the school year to support students' understanding and management of potentially unsafe or concerning situations including bullying, internet safety, domestic violence and many more.
During the school year students learn about keeping themselves safe online, specifically to be aware of the "Dangers of Sexting"and understanding the impact that it can cause. Advice and guidance given to students is available by clicking on the image.
Further advice for students and parents regarding this serious issue is also available by clicking here - this document also provides website links for Help and Support.
The Academy’s Safeguarding Policy is regularly reviewed and the current version is available here.
The Bulwell Academy recognises the difficulties facing young people and families in today’s society and are committed to offering equal opportunities and support to all of our students.
Support, mentoring schemes and counselling is made available to equip young people with the required tools to make the right decisions anddevelop independence when keeping themselves safe and knowing how to access help.
Being safe is also about teaching youngsters to make the right decisions as they develop independence and start to go out on their own or, to be home alone. The leaflets below are provided by the NSPCC, they give useful advice to parents when dealing with setting boundaries and giving responsibility.If you click on the NSPCC image, you will find other useful documents available to download or buy to help you keep your child safe.
The Bulwell Academy recognises that modern technology is an intrinsic part of modern-day life and our students use ICT extensively both in school and out of it. However along with the opportunities that ICT offers it also brings with it problems and risks that all students need to be aware of.
E-safety has a very high priority in The Bulwell Academy and all students receive advice and guidance appropriate to their age and ‘e-awareness’. As well as learning about e-safety in their ICT lessons, students get more targeted input during assemblies and tutor time.
Useful websites and additional resources are also provided on right of this page.
Pokemon Go - Tips and advice for parents
Pokemon Go is a new online craze where you collect and trade cute creatures called Pokemon (Pocket Monsters). It's one of the first popular games to use "augmented reality" - a kind of cross between real life and an online world. The game makes it look like Pokemon appear in real life places by usig the GPS and camera on your phone. Please click on the image for tips and advice from NSPCC regarding keeping your child safe whilst playing Pokemon Go.
Rail crossings - keeping safe
We take child safety seriously and we are keen to remind our students of their responsibilities to keep safe around railway lines. The Bulwell Forest rail crossing is near to the academy and students receive briefings from tutors or special assemblies to alert them to the dangers of rail crossings. We invite all parents to discuss rail safety with their children and would like to refer you to the Network Rail Fact Sheets which can be viewed on the Network Rail website. Please discuss this with your child and make sure they are aware.
Know Drugs: The Parent's Guide
Go to our Student Health page for details about an App for parents and carers which provides information and advice to help you understand the important issues around young people's drug use.
The Safeguarding Team
The Safeguarding Team is led by Mrs C Wallis, Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead & Vice Principal for Inclusion.
Details of others members of the team can be viewed by clicking on the image below.
Email the Safeguarding Team:
All enquiries or concerns should be reported to the Safeguarding Team because we believe that every child matters.
Safeguarding Referral Form
If you have any safeguarding concerns about a student, please complete our Safeguarding Referral Form.
Please click on the image to download the form.
Please click on the image below to download the latest revision of our Child Protection, Safeguarding & Training policy (June 2016).
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