“Safeguarding children because every child matters”
At THE BULWELL ACADEMY, we place the highest priority on safeguarding children.
To ensure all students are safe, we need the support of all staff, parents, visitors and our community.
If you have any concerns or worries about the safety and welfare of our students, please inform us immediately. DO NOT KEEP CONCERNS TO YOURSELF
We are all here to support every student to ensure Everyone Achieves
To ensure all students are safe we work in conjunction with our partnership agencies and we seek the support of all staff, parents, visitors and members of the community in supporting our safeguarding procedures.
Awareness raising activities and workshops are run during the school year to support students’ understanding and management of potentially unsafe or concerning situations including bullying, internet safety, domestic violence and many more.
During the school year students learn about keeping themselves safe online, specifically to be aware of the“Dangers of Sexting“and understanding the impact that it can cause. Advice and guidance given to students is available by clicking on the image.Further advice for students and parents regarding this serious issue is also available by clicking here – this document also provides website links for Help and Support.The Academy’s Safeguarding Policy is regularly reviewed and the current version is available here.
The Bulwell Academy recognises the difficulties facing young people and families in today’s society and are committed to offering equal opportunities and support to all of our students.
Support, mentoring schemes and counselling is made available to equip young people with the required tools to make the right decisions and to develop independence when keeping themselves safe and knowing how to access help.
Being safe is also about teaching youngsters to make the right decisions as they develop independence and start to go out on their own or, to be home alone. The leaflets below are provided by the NSPCC, they give useful advice to parents when dealing with setting boundaries and giving responsibility.If you click here to visit the NSPCC, you will find other useful documents available to download or buy to help you keep your child safe.
Rail crossings – keeping safe
We take child safety seriously and we are keen to remind our students of their responsibilities to keep safe around railway lines. The Bulwell Forest rail crossing is near to the academy and students receive briefings from tutors or special assemblies to alert them to the dangers of rail crossings.
We invite all parents to discuss rail safety with their children and would like to refer you to the Network Rail website for information on Level Crossing Safety. Please watch the video and discuss this with your child and make sure they are aware of the dangers.
Know Drugs: The Parent’s Guide
Go to our Student Health page for details about an App for parents and carers which provides information and advice to help you understand the important issues around young people’s drug use.
The Safeguarding Team is led by Mrs Wallis, Designated Safeguarding Lead & Vice Principal for Inclusion. Click on the image below for information.
Email the Safeguarding Team:
All enquiries or concerns should be reported to the Safeguarding Team because we believe that every child matters.
Our Child Protection Policy can be found on our School Policies page.
Children & Families Direct
The easy way to access family support and safeguarding services within Nottingham City. Please here for more information.