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.

At City Academy Bristol, we take the well-being and safety of our students extremely seriously. We aim to equip our students with the knowledge and skills to use information and be engaged in the online world safely and purposefully.

With online technologies playing an increasingly huge role in our lives we aim to provide a broad and balanced online education to ensure that our students can navigate the online world safely and positively. At CAB, online safety is not exclusive to ICT lessons. Students learn how to keep themselves safe through a broad range of curriculum and PSHE subjects as well as personalised individual and group online safety sessions. We also invite experts in their field to talk to the students and to do workshops around online safety.

The online safety magazines produced by Digital Families are available at reception and are given to all students. They are also included in an online safety pack for children entering Year 7. These packs have lots of useful information about how parents can keep up to date with the online world and how students can keep safe using social networking sites. We also hold online safety awareness sessions for parents during coffee mornings throughout the year.

We regularly review our practices and are working towards gaining the South West Grid for Learning 360 Degrees Safe E-Safety Mark which will recognise the work we do to help keep our students safe when they are online.

The online safety officer for the school is Susan Qazi.

City Academy Online Safety News

Term 6 Six week project called Routes with Learning Partnership West looking at various core topics including social media.

April – June 2019 LF time Online Safety Project and student survey – Student Voice

General Online Safety News

May 2019 https://swgfl.org.uk/magazine/selma-promoting-tolerance-and-empathy-online/ a two year project aimed at working to reduce hate speech online by promoting mutual awareness and tolerance online.

Below are some useful websites for parents and students;

If something has happened online that has made you feel worried or unsafe you can report it to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (CEOP).

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

https://www.childnet.com/resources/supporting-young-people-online

available in 13 different languages including Arabic, English, Polish, Hindi, Somali, Spanish, Bengali, Hindi, French, Urdu, Turkish, Vietnamese and Welsh.

https://swgfl.org.uk/magazine/6-steps-to-understanding-snapchat/

https://www.internetmatters.org/advice/apps-guide/ an easy guide to all the latest apps

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/all-modules FREE online CPD course cyberbullying

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

https://www.internetmatters.org/

https://swgfl.org.uk/

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.

The London Grid for Learning (LGfL) have had KCSIE part one translated into a number of languages:
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Cantonese
  • Gujarati
  • Mandarin
  • Polish
  • Portugese
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
The translations can be downloaded here: https://www.lgfl.net/digisafe/kcsietranslate

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) www.childline.org.uk 0800 1111
  • NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO CHILDREN (NSPCC) (for expert advice about child protection) www.nspcc.org.uk 0808 800 5000
  • CHILD EXPLOITATION AND ONLINE PROTECTION (CEOP) (provides useful advice about keeping children safe online) www.thinkuknow.co.uk
  • ACTION FOR CHILDREN (provides help for vulnerable and neglected children, young people and families) www.actionforchildren.org.uk 0300 123 2112
  • First Response (Bristol) 0117 9036444.
  • First Point (South Gloucestershire) 01454 866000Free, safe and anonymous online support for young peoplehttps://www.kooth.com/

    For more information regarding racism and inequality, or to report a hate crime, please visit https://www.sariweb.org.uk/
    where you will find advice, information and guidance.For information and advice on what to do in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack go to https://www.npcc.police.uk/NPCCBusinessAreas/WeaponAttacksStaySafe.aspx