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Safeguarding and Child Protection

Bullers Wood School for Boys and Bullers Wood MAT are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) – Ben Walker

Deputy DSL – Liam Thornton 

2nd Deputy DSL – Teresa Basilico

Trust DSL – Debbie Carter

The Safeguarding Policy is available below.

Matters may be addressed directly to the above people or via DSL@bwsboys.org

Students may also report concerns via the ‘Speakout Button’ or the Classcharts Wellbeing alert.

 

If you are worried about a child’s safety call either:

The Police 999 or 101 

(If you are unable to speak use the ‘silent solution’)

or

The MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) team of the relevant London Borough:

Bromley – 020 8461 7373 / 7309

Greenwich – 020 8921 3172

Lewisham – 020 8314 6660

Southwark – 020 7525 1921

Croydon – 0208 726 6464

Useful information for parents: 

 

Useful information for students:

 

Before calling a helpline, you might want to consider:

  • What times are they open?
  • Is it free to call or is there a cost involved?
  • Is what you say confidential? For example, many services have policies on what to do if someone says they have attempted suicide or are actively planning to.
  • What will you do if the line is busy? It’s often worth trying several times, or you might plan to call back later or try a different service.

You might be able to find this information on the organisation’s website, or you could ask the advisor to explain their policies during the call.

 

Support Services – general

Childline https://www.childline.org.uk/

Phone: 0800 1111

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor for free about anything – no problem is too big or too small.

 

Kooth – https://www.kooth.com/

Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community. It provides a safe and confidential space to share experiences and gain support from its community and qualified professionals.

 

Support Services – issue specific

Mental Health

Bromley Y 

Young Minds 

Mind 

The Mix

  • https://www.themix.org.uk/
  • Crisis text message service: Text THEMIX to 85258
  • Webchat: through the website. (4pm – 11pm, 7 days a week)

Papyrus (Suicide prevention)

  • https://papyrus-uk.org/
  • Phone: 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm)
  • Text: 07860039967
  • Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

 

Online safety

NSPCC 

Think You Know 

Internet Matters 

Screen Addiction

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) 

 

Domestic Abuse

Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid

National Domestic Abuse Helpline 

Men’s Advice Line 

Women’s Aid 

 

Bullying

Anti Bullying Alliance – Support for students – http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/

Parent advice http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/

Kidscape – http://www.kidscape.org.uk/

 

Drugs & Alcohol

Frank – https://www.talktofrank.com/

Bromley Changes – https://www.changegrowlive.org

 

Crime, gangs & knife crime

Metropolitan Police – https://www.met.police.uk/StopKnifeCrime 

Fearless – https://www.fearless.org/Safer London https://saferlondon.org.uk/

 

Sex & relationships

Brook – https://www.brook.org.uk/

 

Children with family in prison

Nicco https://www.nicco.org.uk/

 

Eating Disorders

BEAT – https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

 

LGBT+

LGBT+ Switchboard – https://switchboard.lgbt/

  • Phone: 0300 330 0630 (10am–10pm every day), 
  • email: chris@switchboard.lgbt 
  • Webchat: available online

 

Mosaic Trust – https://www.mosaictrust.org.uk/

Stonewall – https://www.youngstonewall.org.uk/

 

Young Carers

Bromley Well – https://www.bromleywell.org.uk/our-services/young-carers/

 

Homelessness

Shelter – http://england.shelter.org.uk/

Crisis – Bromley Specific

Bromley Council – Homelessness

 

Honor based abuse & other harmful practices (inc FGM & forced marriage)

https://www.bromleysafeguarding.org/articles.php?id=637

https://www.fgmaware.org/advice-for-parents.html

 

Preventing radicalisation

Educate Against Hate – https://educateagainsthate.com/parents/

 

Child exploitation 

PACE – http://paceuk.info/

‘It’s not OK’ – http://www.itsnotokay.co.uk/

 

Bereavement

Living On – http://livingon.org.uk/ 

Bromley Bereavement Services (Oxleas) – http://oxleas.nhs.uk/services/service/bromley-bereavement-service/

 

Financial Advice

Bromley

https://www.bromley.gov.uk/info/200052/housing_advice_and_options/591/debt_and_money_advice