The document should be read alongside the 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' guidance, again issued in March 2015 by the DfE. This document is also statutory, and provides guidance on inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
We also have our own Child Protection policy which will be published and uploaded shortly.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
The school, in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2016), has a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL); a senior member of staff who undertakes lead responsibility for safeguarding within the school.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Andalusia Academy Bristol is Mr Taha Hassan Head of Secondary.
Rebecca Chowdhury and Rashida Hartley are Deputy DSL and E safety school officers. Principal, Mrs Maqsood and Ms S Choudry are also part of the school's safeguarding team.
Dr Ghassan Nounu is the relevant trustee responsible for Safeguarding.
As of 1 July 2015, all schools are required to comply with the Prevent Duty, as introduced by the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015. The guidance is clear that the duty to prevent extremism and radicalisation is a safeguarding concern and should be broadly considered as such.
For further information our Prevent Strategy will be uploaded shortly.