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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

The Safeguarding Policy is available below.

Matters may be addressed directly to the above people or via

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’)


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


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 –

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 


The Mix

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

Papyrus (Suicide prevention)

  • Phone: 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm)
  • Text: 07860039967
  • Email:


Online safety


Think You Know 

Internet Matters 

Screen Addiction

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) 




Domestic Abuse

Operation Encompass

Our school is part of the Operation Encompass project which is run jointly between schools, the London Borough of Bromley and the Metropolitan Police.

Operation Encompass is the process of the Police reporting to schools before the start of the day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening. We know that children can be significantly physically or emotionally harmed when they are involved in, present or witness to, domestic violence.

The information is given in strict confidence to the Designated Safeguarding Lead to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.

If you have any concerns or questions, then please contact the School Office to speak to our DSL.

Further information about the project can be found at




Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid

National Domestic Abuse Helpline 

Men’s Advice Line 

Women’s Aid 



Anti Bullying Alliance – Support for students –

Parent advice

Kidscape –


Drugs & Alcohol

Frank –

Bromley Changes –



Help your son quit –


Crime, gangs & knife crime

Metropolitan Police – 

Fearless – London


Sex & relationships

Brook –


Children with family in prison



Eating Disorders




LGBT+ Switchboard –

  • Phone: 0300 330 0630 (10am–10pm every day), 
  • email: 
  • Webchat: available online


Mosaic Trust –

Stonewall –


Young Carers

Bromley Well –



Shelter –

Crisis – Bromley Specific

Bromley Council – Homelessness


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


Preventing radicalisation

Educate Against Hate –


Child exploitation 


‘It’s not OK’ –



Living On – 

Bromley Bereavement Services (Oxleas) –


Financial Advice



Car Seat Safety