The Bewdley School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is the school’s duty to refer to Children’s Social Care where there are concerns about a child’s safety.
The key safeguarding contacts in the school are:
- Designated Senior Leader [DSL] – Dhiren Chauhan
- Deputy Designated Senior Leader [DSL] – Annette Harper
- Safeguarding Governor – Sarah Booth
- E-Safety – Steve Birmingham & Andy Whordley
- Head Teacher – Dave Hadley-Pryce
The Bewdley School recognises that e-Safety is an essential aspect of education in the modern curriculum and we aim to embed safe practice into the culture of the school.
Information and Communications Technology and Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education lessons allow students to update their knowledge of current issues and this is supported by tutor packages and assemblies.
It is vital that our students realise the strengths and potential dangers of the new technologies, hand-held devices and the power of the internet and know how to use them safely and legally.
A number of our students have been trained as Cyber Mentors. They share guidance and information about how best to stay safe and sensible online, whilst also offering information on Cyber Bullying.
Please find a range of websites to use, to enable you to use the internet safely.
BullyingUK – BullyingUK is part of Family Lives a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life.
Childline – ChildLine is a free 24 hour counselling service for children and young people up to 18 in the UK.
Cyber Mentors – CyberMentors is all about young people helping and supporting each other online.
ThinkUKnow is based around 3 key themes:
- How to Have Fun
- How to Stay In Control (or How to Take Control)
- How to Report a Problem
At The Bewdley School, we are committed to providing a caring, supportive and safe environment for all of our students so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our school. If bullying does occur, all students should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively.
For support and guidance about bullying, visit our Bullying Advice page.
Worcester County Council – If you are worried about a child (Safeguarding)
Department of Education -Keeping Children Safe in Education (2018)
This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education issued under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002, the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and the Non-Maintained Special Schools (England) Regulations 2015. Schools and colleges must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This means that they should comply with it unless exceptional circumstances arise
Copies of all our Safeguarding updates can be found below: