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Safeguarding

Our Safeguarding Team

Owen Knowles (Head )
Tom Stack (Deputy Head)
Cynthia Mayo (Safeguarding Lead)

If you want to get in contact with any of our safeguarding team email us- keepingsafe@twomilehillprimary.bristol.sch.uk

 

We will try to get back to you within one school day.

We have updated our school Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy in response to the Corona Virus.  This has been updated in our documents and resources section.  It is called Covid 19 Safeguarding and Child Protection policy Addendum.

Please find attached the Families in Focus Bulletin – Information and Services for Families, parents/carers

         Coronavirus support for Parents/Carers

        

                                             

 

 

 

 

        Domestic Abuse/Violence advice and support

Domestic and sexual, abuse and violence is not acceptable. If you or someone you know is a victim, report it and get help. Below are some websites to provide support:

 

  • What to do if you are experiencing, or know anyone experiencing Domestic Abuse

 

https://www.bristol.gov.uk/crime-emergencies/abuse-violence

 

  • Government Guidance for Victims

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-and-domestic-abuse/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-victims-of-domestic-abuse

 

 

  • Stop Domestic Violence Now!

Women's Aid have created this web space to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it's happening to you.

 

 http://thehideout.org.uk/

 

Useful support network groups for children and young people to seek advice.

 

-          Childline – https://www.childline.org.uk/

-          Kooth - https://www.kooth.com/index.html

-          Off the Record - https://www.otrbristol.org.uk/

-          Creative Youth  Network - https://www.creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk/

-          The Mix - https://www.themix.org.uk/ (online chat or peer group support)

 

Resources for Mental Health and Wellbeing:

 

  • Supporting parents and carers video - the Anna Freud Centre

This video provides guidance to parents and carers about how they can support themselves and their children during any disruption caused by the Coronavirus.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnANLAcpRZ4&feature=youtu.be

 

 

  • Self-care strategies - the Anna Freud Centre.

A selection of self-care strategies that have been developed by young people to help manage their own wellbeing. During a time when access to regular appointments may be disrupted or anxiety might be heightened, it might be helpful to try one or some of these strategies.


https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/

 

Information about closure of schools

 

  • Closure of educational settings: Government information for parents and carers

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers

 

Contact Numbers

For urgent Child Protection/Safeguarding advice:

 

First Response-  0117 9036444

Families in Focus- 0117 3576460

Emergency out of hours duty team -01454 615 165

NSPCC whistle-blowing helpline - 0800 0283550

PREVENT DUTY  - 01278 647466

Safer internet advice- 0344 381 4772

 

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) -0117  9037795

What is Safeguarding?

 

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

 

What is Child Protection?

 

Child Protection is part of Safeguarding and promoting welfare. It refers to the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering, or are likely to suffer, significant harm.

 

At Two Mile Hill we keep our Pupils and Staff safe.  If you have any concerns regarding the safety or well-being of a child within Two Mile Hill, please contact any of our Safeguarding Team.

 

Concerns about a Child

 

All concerns relating to a child in school should be passed to the Designated Safeguarding Lead who is Cynthia Mayo and Tom Stack Deputy Safeguarding Lead. If both are unavailable, please pass the concerns on to Owen Knowles , the Headteacher.

 

Our Safeguarding Curriculum

 

We strive to deliver a curriculum where the children are taught the skills and knowledge to keep themselves safe in and outside of school.  Safeguarding is taught through our PSHE curriculum Jigsaw; assemblies; our ongoing E-safety workshops and through other outside organisations.  We use a number of reliable organisations to help deliver specific lessons and safeguarding in school.  These include the NSPCC and the Safer Internet Centre.   We deliver the highly-recommended PANTS resource, designed by the NSPCC,  which helps keep children safe from abuse. Like the Green Cross Code, it takes a potentially tricky subject and gives children (and their parents) tools to talk about it in an engaging and age-appropriate way.

 

Prevent

 

Prevent is part of the United Kingdom’s counter terrorism strategy. It aims to prevent people from becoming involved in terrorism or supporting terrorism. 

At Two Mile Hill we have a duty to protect children from radicalisation and extremism. As part of their education, children will learn about different religions and cultures as we believe the best way of preventing extremism and radicalisation is by increasing understanding of each other.

If a parent has a concern that a pupil at Two Mile Hill is at risk of radicalisation, please contact the Safeguarding Team.

Please click on this link for more information - http://educateagainsthate.com/ 

 

Mandatory Reporting of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)  

 
From 21st October 2015 it is mandatory for teachers, health and social workers to report to the police if they find, or are told, that someone under 18 has undergone FGM. 

 

To obtain more information on FGM please click the link below:

http://www.bava.org.uk/types-of-abuse/female-genital-mutilation/

 

Online Safety 


At Two Mile Hill Primary School, we recognise the benefits and opportunities that new technologies offer to teaching and learning.  We encourage the use of technology in order to enhance skills and promote achievement.  However, the accessible and global nature of the internet and variety of technologies available mean that we are also aware of potential risks and challenges associated with such use. There is further information about E safety in the key

information section.  Here you will find useful information and websites.

 

Below are some of our Safeguarding Policies and information to help parents.

Useful websites for parental support and advice

 

Here is a short video clip to show you the work of the NSPCC and how they can help in the prevention of cruelty to children:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8nnOpbY-O0&feature=youtu.be&safe=active

 

 

 

  • NICCO  (National Information centre on children of offenders)      www.nicco.org.uk

 

 

Head Teacher's Welcome Close

Welcome to our website. Two Mile Hill Primary is a successful school in East Bristol where children are supported to develop the values and skills by which they will live life and develop a love of learning.

"Two Mile Hill is a good School where staff are determined that all pupils receive the best possible education." OFSTED 2017

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