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Brooke Weston knows that it is of the upmost importance to have good systems for protecting and safeguarding the welfare of all our students. This means that anyone who works with our students must be alert to possible concerns and report these appropriately and in a timely manner.

In order to protect our students, it is our aim to:

  • Create an atmosphere where all the students feel safe, secure, valued and listened to
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Respond quickly and effectively to cases of suspected abuse

Brooke Weston will support all students by:

  • Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness whilst not condoning aggression or bullying
  • Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the Academy

All Brooke Weston staff should be aware that:

  • Their role is to listen and record carefully any observations, which could indicate concern/abuse
  • They should not attempt to investigate, once the initial concern is raised
  • They should involve the Safeguarding Officer/Designated Person immediately
  • If the Safeguarding Officer/Designated Person is not available, the Principal should be contacted
  • A disclosure of abuse or harm could be made at anytime
  • Prior to external agencies being invited into the Academy to work with our students or to carry out work on the premises, all relevant DBS checks and identification has been seen/verified.

Reporting Process

If a staff member has a concern, that a child is being harmed or is at risk of harm or re­ceive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally), they must contact one the following:

  • Mr Kirkbride: Associate Principal
  • Mr Strydom: Senior Vice Principal
  • Mrs Smith: Vice Principal
  • Mrs Waterson: Vice Principal
  • Miss Gerard: Senior Assistant Principal

Key Personnel for parental contact

If a parent has any concerns of a safeguarding nature then please contact any of the key personnel above on 01536 396366

For further information on safeguarding please view the The Brooke Weston Trust policy for safeguarding and child protection.

The Brooke Weston Trust policy for safeguarding and Child Protection is to:

  • Protect children from maltreatment;
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • Ensure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
  • and take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Whistleblowing Procedure

If any Brooke Weston Trust employee has a complaint or concern that isn’t able to be dealt with formally or at a school level then they need to put the complaint in writing and a formal process of investigation will begin.

For further information on our Whistleblowing procedure please view The Brooke Weston Trust Whistleblowing Procedure.

The Brooke Weston Trust Whistleblowing Officer is:

  • Christine Stewart
  • Tel: 01536 684270
  • Email:

Other Safeguarding Agencies

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
The MASH can advise on whether a family needs early help or whether they meet the threshold for statutory child protection. Telephone: 0300 126 1000

Out of hours service
Should you need to contact children's Social Care urgently during the evening, at night or at the weekend, phone the out of hours team on 01604 626938. An operator will answer the phone and take details of the problem and your contact details. They will then pass this information over to the duty social worker.

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