At West Town Lane Academy safeguarding is of the highest importance to us.  West Town Lane Academy is strongly committed to protecting and safeguarding children, and expects all staff, parents and volunteers to embrace this commitment.

Safeguarding policy Oct 2019

Please find government guidance on keeping safe from abuse and harm during the pandemic;

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-from-abuse-and-harm

INFORMATION

If you are a parent/carer and are looking for Safeguarding advice, please see the following links for helpful advice and guidance.

Keeping Bristol safe Partnership:     https://bristolsafeguarding.org

If you suspect a child is at risk of harm, report a concern to First Response;

0117 903 6444

https://www.bristol.gov.uk/social-care-health/report-your-concerns-about-a-child

If you suspect a child may be in immediate danger, contact the police;

999

101

https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/report/child-abuse/

For information regarding Female Genital Mutilation (FGM);

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/female-genital-mutilation-fgm/

For information regarding domestic violence;

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help

For information regarding being a Young Carer;

https://www.bristol.gov.uk/young-carers

For information regarding county lines;

County lines

For information regarding child sexual exploitation;

https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/report/child-sexual-exploitation-cse/

Other numbers you can call for advice and information;

  • NSPCC 24 hour Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (free from a landline)
  • NSPCC Text helpline: 88858 (service is free and anonymous)
  • Police: 101 (non-emergency calls)