Safeguarding

Garth Hill College fully recognises the responsibility it has under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to have arrangements in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It also takes due regard of the DFE statutory guidance  Keeping Children Safe in Education DfE September 2018 and HM Government’s  Working together to Safeguard Children HM Government 2018. It is also consistent with the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) procedures. 

We believe that every child regardless of age has at all times and in all situations, whether in the class room, at home or in the wider community, a right to feel safe and protected from any situation or practice that results in a child being physically or psychologically damaged. Complacency is not an option. Safeguarding is a shared responsibility. We recognise the need for vigilance on the basis that “it could happen here”.

Help or Advice

If you need help or advice about any safeguarding issue, please contact:

  • Mrs S Cordoba Tellez, Senior Teacher, Designated Safeguarding Officer (safeguarding@garthhillcollege.com)

Policies

As part of its commitment to Safeguarding its pupils, the College regularly updates its policies. Policies which relate directly to Safeguarding include:

  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Recruitment Policy
  • Anti Bullying Policy
  • E-safety Policy
  • Information Sharing Protocol
  • Whistle Blowing Policy
  • Sex and Relationships Policy
  • Drugs Education Policy

Please see the College’s policy documents area to view these.

E-safety

Please take a look at an E-Safety Presentation for parents.

E-Safety Links for Parents:

CEOP – Child Exploitation & Online Protection Agency

Childnet International – Internet safety information for parents and children

Thinkuknow – Website for children and parents educating them about risks online

Vodafone Digital Parenting Magazine

Important Safeguarding Contacts

  • Bracknell Forest Children's Services and Children’s Social Care (8.30am to 5.00pm Mon-Fri )
    Tel: 01344 352020

Bracknell Forest Children's Services and Children’s Social Care Website

Bracknell Forest Local Safeguarding Board Website

  • Emergency Duty Team (5.00pm - 9.00am Mon-Fri, 24 hrs on weekends and bank holidays)

Tel: 01344 786543

Text: 07867 907 877 (for clients with hearing problems)

  • NSPCC

0800 1111 (For children and young people)

0808 800 5000 (For adults worried about a child)

101 (Non emergency Police number to report a crime

999 (For emergencies)