Safeguarding

Safeguarding - Worried about a child?

If you have any worries about the safety of a child, it is important you know who to share them with and what to do: together we are all responsible for the care and welfare of children.

  • Are you a parent who needs support with a difficult issue, from your child’s behaviour to a problem related to domestic violence?

  • Are you a young person who needs to talk to someone about things that are worrying you?

  • Do you have concerns about the safety or well-being of another child or think they are at risk of abuse or neglect?

You have two options...

1 - Speak to our Designated Officers for the Safeguarding of children.

At Fishponds CE Academy, these people are Rebecca Goodman, Michelle Omoboni and Michelle Cahill.

If you prefer, you can discuss your worries with your child's class teacher who will be able to talk things through informally, or support you with what to do next.

If you would like to discuss anything which is of a concern, however small, please call into school to speak to us, or contact us by telephone or email.

 2 - Phone the First Response Bristol team on 0117 903 6444

...to make a named or anonymous referral or discuss your concerns about a child. If you are concerned about a child that is not yours you should also contact First Response Bristol.

First Response Bristol gives the right help, in the right place, at the right time. See the attached flyer for more information about the support available through First Response. 

Concerns about a member of staff?

If you have safeguarding concerns about a member of staff then please follow our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy and contact the Headteacher of our school, Michelle Omoboni, to discuss your concern. Alternatively, the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) can be contacted on 0117 9037795.

The school's Academy Council member (Governor) responsible for safeguarding is Trish Dodds. If you wish to speak with her, please go through the school office.

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Contact Us

When you call us, you will speak to one of our office staff, Miss Jessica Harrison, Mrs Keela Southard or Mrs Sandra Hyde.

Our office is manned from 7.45am to 4.15pm from Monday to Friday.

Address

  • Fishponds Road, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 3UH

Telephone Number