Safeguarding

Date: 04 September 2017

The safeguarding of our pupils is paramount.  Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children can be defined as follows:

  •  protecting children from maltreatment; 
  • preventing impairment of children's health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

 

To this end, Andalusia Academy Bristol follow the 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' guidelines issued by the Department for Education (DfE) in September 2016.  This statutory document is guidance for schools and colleges who must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.  


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 Mrs Rebecca Chowdhury. 

Ms Rashida Hartley and Mrs Shahnaz Maqsood are Deputy DSL and E safety school officers. 

Mr Andrew Goeorge is the Governor responsible for Safeguarding.

 

 

Prevent Duty

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 see our Anti-Radicalisation Policy.