At Bristol Free School we put a great deal of importance on making sure school is a place where our students and staff feel safe and where their safety and wellbeing can be promoted. Bristol Free School follows the Department for Education guidelines regarding the conduct of staff and procedures for ensuring safeguarding and child protection provided in “Keeping children safe in education”. Our procedures apply to all members of our school community, are consistent with those of the Bristol Safeguarding Children Board and are in accordance with locally agreed interagency procedures.
Please find the Bristol Free School Safeguarding Policy here, and the Safeguarding Procedure here.
The designated safeguarding lead (DSL) for Child Protection is Ben Sillince.
The deputy designated safeguarding leads (DDSL) for Child Protection are Sally Jenkins, Richard Walker and David Jeanneret.
If you are a member of staff wanting to raise a concern, please use Edukey. Login details are stored on the Teacher Resource Drive on the network.
If you are a parent or a member of the public with concerns that you wish to make the school aware of, please complete this form, and follow the instructions detailed at the top of the form to return it to us. The designated person will then monitor any concerns and report where appropriate to social care if a child is deemed at risk of significant harm. Any information shared with us will be disclosed only to those staff who need to know for the purposes of child protection. Concerns will usually be shared with parent/child by the designated person, unless to do so may place the child/ren at increased risk of harm. If there is doubt about this, the designated person will consult with social care.
If you have concerns that a child is being abused or neglected, more information on what to do can be found here.