City Academy Bristol is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is our expectation that all staff, volunteers and members of the school community share this commitment.

The City Academy Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss A Thomas
Assistant Principal for Inclusion

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

Deputy Safeguarding 1

Mrs C Jewson
Safeguarding Officer

Deputy Safeguarding 2

Mr B Pearce
Pastoral Leader

Deputy Safeguarding 3

Mrs C Palmer
Admissions Officer, Family Support and Nurture

Concerns about students

If you are concerned for the safety or wellbeing of a child at City Academy please contact the child’s Pastoral Support Worker/Head of Year who have all received Advanced Practitioner Safeguarding training.

If for some reason you are unable to reach the student’s Head of Year, please contact:

Miss Thomas, DSL: 07912 179671 or 0117 954 2814 (direct line)
Miss Jewson, Deputy DSL: 0117 941 3800 ext 358

If you have concerns about the wellbeing of any child, you can also contact Bristol City Council’s First Response Team on 0117 903 6444. If it is out of hours you can contact the Emergency Duty Team on 01454 615 165.

Concerns about staff

Should you have any concerns in terms of safeguarding relating to the behaviour of a member of staff, you should immediately contact the designated person as above. If the allegation concerns these individuals, you should contact: Mr Angell, Principal. Should you feel that your concerns have not been dealt with appropriately by the school, the CLF or Chair of the Academy Council you should contact the Local Authority Designated Officer via First Response on 0117 903 6444.

Wider Safeguarding Team

We also have a wider Safeguarding Team that is made up of:  Pastoral Support Workers, Academy Student Counsellor and an Online Safety Officer.

Support is also provided from the Special Educational Needs Team (SEN) and English as Additional Language Team (EAL).

We also have a dedicated Attendance Officer.

Further Information

All CAB policies, including Child Protection and Safeguarding, can be found on the Policies Page

Further information can be found on HM Government’s website, around our duty of care for children

Working Together to Safeguard Children [2018]

This outlines the responsibility of all agencies, including schools, to work together to keep children safe.

Keeping Children Safe in Education. September 2018 

If you feel that a child is in immediate danger then you must call the police on 999.

Otherwise you can find help and support at;

  • CHILDLINE (if you need to talk to someone confidentially about problems you are having or worries that you might have about other children) 0800 1111
  • NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO CHILDREN (NSPCC) (for expert advice about child protection) 0808 800 5000
  • CHILD EXPLOITATION AND ONLINE PROTECTION (CEOP) (provides useful advice about keeping children safe online)
  • ACTION FOR CHILDREN (provides help for vulnerable and neglected children, young people and families) 0300 123 2112
  • First Response (Bristol) 0117 9036444.
  • First Point (South Gloucestershire) 01454 866000Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people

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