Who can you talk to if you are worried about something or you or a friend feels unsafe?
Safeguarding is EVERYONE’s responsibility, so you should be able to speak to any Bedford member of staff. However, there are some members of staff with specific responsibilities:
|Designated Safeguarding Lead||Mrs Ramsden|
|Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (If Mrs Ramsden is not available)||Mrs Phillips
|Safeguarding Mentor||Mrs Critchley|
|Pastoral Guidance Officers (PGO)||Year 7 – Mrs Shea
Year 8 – Mr Hersnip
Year 9 – Mrs Barton
Year 10 – Mrs Green
Year 11 – Mr Lindsay
|Your Form Teacher|
|Your teacher or a member of the support staff|
What should I do if I am worried about something or someone?
- Don’t bottle it up! Talk to a member of staff about your concerns. Tell them in your own words why you or another student needs help. They will tell you that they may need to pass the information on to Mrs Ramsden (Designated Safeguarding Lead).
Talk directly to Mrs Ramsden or your PGO.
- The member of staff will listen to you, and together you will discuss the problem and the action that may be taken to support you.
What will happen if I speak to a member of staff?
When a student tells a member of staff something of concern, the member of staff will:
- listen to what the student has to say
- accept what the student says and make sure he/she knows that we take it seriously
- reassure the student that he/she did the right thing in sharing the information
- explain to the student what we will do next to offer support
- record what has been said and inform Mrs Ramsden
Are there any other places I can seek advice?
|Teenage Health Freak||www.teenagehealthfreak.org|
|The Site||0808 8084994||www.mix.org.uk|
|Talk to Frank||0300 1236600||www.talktofrank.com|
|The Police||101 / 999|