Safeguarding

'I have the right to be safe and healthy' is one of our six Sparkly Rights and here at The Brook we see safeguarding as one of most important jobs.

All of our staff are trained each year using the DFE's Statutory guidance for schools and colleges, 'Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2016'.  This includes information related to PREVENT anti radicalisation, Child Sexual Exploitation, Female Genital Mutilation, Children Missing in Education and online safety.  We also use West Sussex's guidance on Safeguarding and Child Protection. 

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) are:

  • Fi Dowley - Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Sara Couch - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Lou Hack - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Martine Bagley-Wood - Nursery Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Sandy Tong - Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding
Fi Dowley - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Sara Couch - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Lou Hack - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Martine Bagley-Wood - Nursery Designated Safeguarding Lead
Sandy Tong - Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding

If staff have a concern about a child at The Brook, they refer immediately to our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy as listed below.  We also refer to the West Sussex Continuum of Needs diagram which is also attached for your information.  We can offer Early Help support for families when issues or concerns first surface so please do not hesitate to ask if this could support you.

Below are links to our other key safeguarding polices.  These can also be found under Parents - Statutory Information - Policies and Procedures.

You play an important part in helping to keep children safe.  If you have any concerns about a child at The Brook, then please speak to one of the DSL's as listed above.  If you and your family are going through a difficult period, and you feel that this might impact upon your child, then please speak to your child's class teacher or one of the DSL's as listed above.

For online safety, please see below and also in our policies and procedures section.  This also includes the use of mobile phones and camera's.

In light of the recent allegations involving sport coaches in the media, the West Sussex Safeguarding Children Board and the NSPCC Child Protection Sports Unit have issued some guidance for  'Keeping Children Safe in Sport' on their website - http://www.westsussexscb.org.uk/2016/12/keeping-children-safe-in-sport/

Other key staff:

Jack Sexton - Early Help Superuser and Children Looked After Teacher.