‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children.’

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic Voluntary Academy is committed to providing a safe environment in which children can learn. We promote a climate where students and adults feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.

This area of the school website is dedicated to ensuring parents and pupils have up to date information for different areas of safeguarding. We hope that tabs below have the information you require however if they don’t or you have a safeguarding concern please do not hesitate in contacting the safeguarding team at safeguarding@brs.srscmat.co.uk

Anyone with any concerns about the welfare of a student MUST report it to our School Safeguarding Lead, or if she is not available one of her deputies, as soon as possible by calling 01283 749450 or emailing Mrs Wilson (Safeguarding@brs.srscmat.co.uk)

Specific support can also be provided in school by:

Year 7 – Mrs Harkin – pharkin@brs.srscmat.co.uk
Year 8 – Mrs McDowall – amcdowall@brs.srscmat.co.uk
Year 9 – Miss Waters – ewaters@brs.srscmat.co.uk
Year 10 – Miss Scott – jscott@brs.srscmat.co.uk
Year 11 – Miss Meredith – kmeredith@brs.srscmat.co.uk

  • if you know of a child who may become vulnerable without additional help and support
  • if you are worried a child or young person is at risk of, or is being, hurt or abused
  • if you want to know about services available to support children and families

If you believe a child to be at risk of immediate harm, this must be reported to the police on 999 or 101. Once you have reported to the police, or the concern is not an immediate risk please contact the Local Authority where the child or young person resides, as follows: Staffordshire: First Response Phone: 0800 1313 126 www.staffordshire.gov.uk Opening times: Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Outside of the hours above, or on weekends and bank holidays, please contact the Emergency Duty Team by phoning: 0800 1313 126 Derbyshire: Call Derbyshire phone: 08456 058 058 – 24/7 www.derbyshire.gov.uk Leicestershire: First Response phone: 01163 505005 – 24/7 www.leicestershire.gov.uk

Online Safety

  • ConnectSafety – Parent/Carer Guides to Social Media (Snap Chat, Instagram &  Cyber-Bullying).
  • ChildNet – Informative Guides for keeping your Child safe online.
  • CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection website.
  • National Online Safety – Informative Guides for keeping your Child safe online.

We have put together this list of local and national services for parents/guardians to access any additional support that you may need.

Please make use of the extensive list of services and information sites listed below, and we would be happy to support you in making any referrals to these wider services.

Alcohol and Drugs



Bullying and Cyberbullying

Counselling and Therapy

County Lines

Domestic Violence

Financial Support

Mental Health

Online Gaming

Preventing Radicalisation


Young Carers

Safeguarding Publications

Safeguarding Over Summer 2020

School Policies and Standards

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