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I am a Designated Safeguarding Lead/ Deputy DSL or SLT
I am a teacher or other educational professional
I am a Governor / Safeguarding Governor/ Trust Lead

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The Safeguarding in Education Team

Who we are:

We are a dedicated team supporting education settings around their policies, procedures and practice in promoting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in Bristol.

Most of the content you will find from this page will be available to you free of charge. These include:

  • Training resources.
  • Briefings and updates
  • Facilitation of fulfillment of statutory functions
  • Access to professional networks
  • Practice reviews following complaints to regulatory bodies (Ofsted/ESFA).

Commissioned services

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Safeguarding News, the Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership (KBSP) and the Education Reference Group

Local Safeguarding Partnership

Under the Children Act 2004, as amended by the Children and Social Work Act 2017, Local Safeguarding Children's Boards, set up by local authorities, will be replaced.

Under the new legislation, the three safeguarding partners (local authorities, chief officers of police, and clinical commissioning groups) must make arrangements to work together with relevant agencies (as they consider appropriate) to safeguard and protect the welfare of children in the
area.

In Bristol, the new arrangement is called the Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership and is made up of Bristol City Council, BNSSG Clinical commissioning group, and Avon and Somerset Constabulary. The group is also made up of members from other groups that work directly in the community and relevant agencies.

Click here for general news from the KBPS

KBSP Education Reference Group

The group oversee safeguarding arrangements strategically in the education sector across the city.

This involves:

  • Translating the KBSP 3 year strategy into practice  (as well as sector specific priorities).
  • Make key decisions around safeguarding in education on a local basis
  • Consider any sector learning where a practice deficit has been identified
  • Support the communication between the KBSP and the wider education work force.

There are phase representatives who are comprised of Head Teachers, Designated Safeguarding Leads and Governors. Click here to find out who your phase representative is and the groups Terms of Reference.

The meetings are held every school term (6 times a year).

Information for Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs), Deputy DSLs and the Senior Leadership Team


Information for Teachers and other education professionals

Safeguarding Awareness

Your setting’s DSL has oversight of safeguarding training for staff. You should liaise with them if you have not already accessed these materials or require additional training.

You must read:

Resources for Direct/case work. 

It is important that you liaise with your setting’s DSL/ Safeguarding Team to ensure that a response is coordinated. Please ensure that you report and record any cause for concerns on the learner’s Safeguarding/ Child protection File.

Teaching Safeguarding on the Curriculum

We have collated some materials around Physical Social Health Education (PSHE) and Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSHE). Every setting should have a PSHE lead.

Click here for materials around topical safeguarding issues. 

Other useful links:


Information for Governing bodies and Safeguarding Governors

Supporting your setting:

It is helpful that the setting’s governance recognises impact of COVID 19 in terms of contingency arrangements. Please click here for Coronavirus guidance and resources  – link to COVID-19  government guidance