Safeguarding at BCS
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. Below are some documents relating to safeguarding that offers expert advice. Please click to download.
Our school works in partnership with Bolton Safeguarding Board and Greater Manchester Police on a project entitled “Encompass.”
Bolton Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occurred outside of school but which Might have an impact on a child attending school the following day. The information will be shared on school days during the school term. Where incidents occur on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday, the police will contact the relevant school the following Monday. A nominated member of school staff will liaise with the police. They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the school is able to support children and their families. Information will be shared where it is identified that a child or young person was present, witnessed or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.
We always endeavour to offer the best support possible to our pupils and Bolton Encompass is a beneficial and supportive measure for all concerned children and families.
WORRIED ABOUT A CHILD?
ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES
PARENTS GUIDE TO EXTREMISM AND RADICALISATION
THE PREVENT DUTY
BARNADOS SPOT THE SIGNS FOR PARENTS LEAFLETS
FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION
GUIDE TO KEEP YOUR CHILD SAFE
PARENT AND CARERS GUIDE TO SOCIAL WORK ASSESSMENTS
NSPCC - RESPECT THE UNDERWEAR RULES
Parents’ Guide to Technology
The link below is a Parents’ Guide to Technology from the UK Safer Internet Centre and explains how to ensure the safe use of gaming devices, smartphones, tablets and more for children. I hope you find this very useful as we continue to work to keep our children safe in an online world.
IF YOUR ARE WORRIED ABOUT A CHILD OR REQUIRE SUPPORT YOURSELF, PLEASE SPEAK TO MISS cOWELL (PASTORAL LEADER) OR CONTACT AN AGENCY FOR SUPPORT. THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO WANT TO HELP AND WHO CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE - PLEASE DO REACH OUT.
National Childline: 0800 1111
NSPCC: 0800 800500
Women’s Aid: 0845 023 468
Samaritans: 0845 790 9090
KIDSCAPE (Preventing Bullying Protecting Children): 0207 730 3300 or 08451 205
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 200 0247
Fort Alice (Bolton based domestic abuse and violence charity): 01204 365677