Designated Safeguarding Person:
Mrs Carol Harrison (Vice Principal)
Mrs Kelly Franklin (Director of Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare)
Mrs Jackie Beer (Education Social Worker)
Mr Ashley St John (Vice Principal)
Mr Dean Taafe (Head of 6th Form)
Including all Heads of House:
- Lauren Orchard
- Affolake Lewis
- Tom Peacock
- Emma-Jo Farrell
- Kirsty Twigg
At The Bourne Academy, we put safeguarding first.
There may be occasions when parents/carers or neighbours become concerned about the safety of a child who attends the Academy. If you are concerned that a child is not safe, then please contact the Academy on 01202 528554 and ask to speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team about a child protection matter or email the Academy's Safeguarding Officers as below:
Please provide as much detail as possible about your concerns, such as...
- Child's full name (forename/surnames)
- Date of Birth for the child (if known)
- Details of your concern
If you wish to remain anonymous, please put your concern in writing and address it to:
For the Attention of: Carol Harrison / Kelly Franklin / Jackie Beer,
The Bourne Academy, Hadow Road, Bournemouth, BH10 5HS.
If you have any serious concerns because you think that a child might be being abused (physical, emotional, sexual abuse or neglect) or at risk of radicalisation, you should contact the Children's Social Care at Bournemouth Council on 01202 458101 (office hours 8.30am to 5.00pm). At all other times you should contact the out of hours service on 01202 657279.
For all emergency situations, please call 999
The Academy believes that students have the right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment, which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse, where staff are vigilant for signs of any student in distress and are confident about applying the processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.
The Academy recognises that, because Academy staff are in regular and frequent contact with children, they are particularly well placed to safeguard and promote the welfare of students. The Academy is aware of the responsibilities which all staff have with regard to the welfare of students.
Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm, it is:
- Protecting students from maltreatment
- Preventing impairment of students; health or development
- Ensuring that students are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- Undertaking that role so as to enable those students to hav optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.
The Bourne Academy receives information from the police to alert the Designated Safeguard Leads (DSL) when there has been an incident of domestic abuse in a household where a student lives. We are not informed of the detail of the incident, only that one has occurred. This information allows us to monitor and support the student. If we have additional concerns we will discuss the need for further safeguarding actions with Children's Social Care. This information would only be shared with other staff on restricted need to know basis, i.e. those who are immediately responsible for the student's welfare, such as the Head of House.
Where a Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) occurs, the Academy may be asked for information and appropriate Academy related information may be shared with the Academy after the meeting.
Sometimes, we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a student's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our students 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.
Useful links and documents:
- www.mosaicfamilysupport.org.uk - Mosaic is a Dorset wide charity offering a pathway of support to bereaved children, young people and their families. They also work with young people who are facing the death of a loved ones.
- www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk - Anti-bully alliance
- www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre - Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
- Coping with Self Harm - A guide for parents and carers
In the Academy's recent Ofsted report, inspectors noted:
'safeguarding arrangements are particularly strong. Appropriate measures are in place and there are rigorous procedures to ensure the safety of all students and staff.'
Click HERE to view our Child Protection Safeguarding Policy in full.
Mrs Carol Harrison
Mrs Kelly Franklin
Mrs Jackie Beer
Mr Ashley St John