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Safeguarding Statement
We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful applicant and must be maintained.

Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.

Employees are expected to be courteous to colleagues and provide a welcoming environment to visitors and telephone callers.

The school will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition.   

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Since 2015 the Government has required that all schools have a duty to support young people and families to ensure that young people are not being drawn into radicalisation and terrorism of any kind.  This prevention forms part of the safeguarding duty of the school.  St Bernadette’s has a broad and balanced curriculum that allows young people to develop their ideas and informed opinions in a safe environment.  It also seeks to challenge any form of discrimination or prejudice in accordance with our ethos of all lives are of equal value in the eyes of God.

We recognise that young people may explore their opinions and beliefs and can be drawn into things that may be of concern despite their education to the contrary.

‘Act Early’.

Is a website aimed at family and friends and to reach out to communities. The purpose of the site is to increase awareness of the signs of radicalisation, where to go for help and support and to increase understanding and confidence in the referral process.

Also launched in November 2020 is a National Prevent advice line for friends/family/community members to call - 0800 011 3764. 

If you have concerns about anyone that may be involved in worrying groups or being radicalised then please visit the website above or ring the Prevent advice line; alternatively please contact the safeguarding team in school.  We are here to work together to support our community.

Parent Zone is an organisation which has worked since 2005 in providing parents with information, support and advice particularly around digital technologies and the impact this has on families.

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) is the Child Protection command of the National Crime Agency. Through their work and education, they help to keep children safe whilst online as well as studying the impact this may have on their offline lives.

Contact us:
Mrs A Woodley - Designated Safeguarding Lead 
Please contact the school 0117 377 2050 8.45am until 3.15pm or out of hours please contact


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