Safeguarding Children

Inline with our TORCH values, Bridlington School is a community committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this teamwork commitment and work tirelessly to remove barriers and support students to be happy individuals who know how to keep themselves and other safe though respect. The core of our taught and wider curriculum focuses on providing multiple opportunities for learning such important Life Skills through our Personal Development and Aspirations programmes.


As a team we are driven in ensuring that we have consistent, effective safeguarding procedures in place to support families, students and staff at school. As an East Riding school we work closely with East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Safeguarding and Partnership Hub (SaPH).  Any concerns we may have are passed through the members of staff who are trained as ‘Designated Child Protection Officers’ in school in compliance with the ‘sharing of information’ guidance.  Our  Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Laird, she is supported by two deputy staff, Mrs Beaumont and Miss Stirk. We also have a number of other staff on the Senior Team who are trained Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Every member of staff, volunteer and regular visitor to Bridlington school works in a way that safeguards and promotes the welfare of all. Staff, volunteers and governors benefit from regular training, including periodic training days dedicated to pastoral and safeguarding issues.


Useful links

NSPCC provides a wide ranging support and tips to help keep children safe. From advice on mental health to staying safe online, support for parents and what to do if you’re worried about a child.

Child Bereavement UK helps families to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We support children and young people (up to the age of 25) when someone important to them has died or is not expected to live, and parents and the wider family when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying

Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. We’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime.

Samaritans provides support for your emotional health. Emotional health is about the way we think and feel, and the ability to manage our feelings and deal with difficulties. Having good emotional health is not the same thing as being happy all the time. Everyone experiences difficult feelings from time to time, and often we don’t know what to do to help us get back on track. Anyone can contact Samaritans, no matter how old you are.

Parents Protect helps parents and carers protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation.

Ceop Police (Child Exploitation and Online Protection). Are you worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? Make a report to one of our CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors

Think You Know Information and advice on keeping children safe. Linked to CEOP

NWG Network  Working together to inform, educate and prevent child exploitation and abuse throughout the UK.

Pace UK  (Parents Against Child Exploitation) is a national charity working to keep children safe from exploitation by supporting their parents, disrupting the offenders and working in partnership with police and family services. They also train professionals in how to support affected children and their parents using a trauma-informed, family-centric approach.


Safer Internet  Helping children and young people stay safe online.

ISPHNS  (Integrated Specialist Public Health Nursing Service) is provided by Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust and commissioned by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Amongst many other services for children and families, they offer confidential advice and support for all young people living or educated in the East Riding aged 12 – 19 (up to 25 for young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities).

SEED  Eating Disorder Support Services

Young Minds  Mental health support for children and parents

Parent Guide to Roblox Safety  Parents guide to Roblox and how your kids can play it safely

Barnardos  Helping families – where possible before problems reach crisis point. It means keeping children safe from sexual abuse and exploitation while supporting victims and survivors to recover and rebuild. It also supports addressing children’s mental health and well-being.

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.

Educate against Hate Understand, prevent and combat extremism and radicalisation.



Kooth– mental health videos

Please click here to access for Y7-9

Please click here to access for Y10-13

Useful numbers

Contact numbers for support 

Early Help East Riding Council 9am – 4pm 01482 391700

Children’s Safeguarding Hub East Riding Council Mon – Thursday 8.30 – 5pm Fri 8.30 – 4pm  01482 395500

East Riding Council Out of hours – 01482 393939

East Riding Council Families Information Service (FISH) 01482 396469

Humberside Police non emergency 101 emergency 999

Youth Offending Team 01482 396623

NSPCC – 8am – 8pm 0800 0280285 

Children & Adolescent Mental Health Service (NHS) – East riding 01482 303810

Chat Health – Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm 07507 332891 (text service)

Childline 0800 1111

Samaritans 116 123

LGBT+LOLLIPOP 01482 392200

Substance Misuse – FRANK 0300 123 6600

Crime stoppers 0800 555 111 

Suicide Prevention Papyrus 9am – midnight 0800 068 4141

Young Minds – parent helpline 0808 802 5544

Young minds Free Text service 24/7 YM85258

The NSPCC have set up a dedicated, confidential, helpline available to current or past victims of sexual violence or harassment, as well as parents, carers or professions with concerns. The dedicated NSPCC helpline number is: 0800 136 663


Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2022

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment

Our  School policy takes account of all relevant legislation including the ‘Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education’ issued by DfE in 2007.

It is in line with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council  Safeguarding Children Board Child Protection Procedures, ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (1999 and 2006) and ‘What to do if you are worried a Child is being Abused’ (2006).

This policy applies to all adults, including volunteers, working in or on behalf of the school.


Everyone in the education service shares an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:

  • Providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn in education settings; and
  • Identifying children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe, both at home and in the education setting.

Strategic CP & Safeguarding Policy 2022-23


Operation Encompass was created and is supported by Humberside Police to ensure that by timely information is available to schools, so that they are informed that a child or young person has been involved in a domestic abuse incident. This knowledge, given to the school’s trained Key Adult, allows school to be aware of difficulties and ensure an appropriate response is in place to any identified need. Discreet support will then be geared to individual circumstances. More information visit

What should I do if I am worried about a child or young person?

If you are ever concerned that a child is in immediate danger please call the police on 999

Safeguarding children and young people is the responsibility of everyone. If you are a professional, young person, carer, family member or a member of the public and you are worried about a child or young person, who has or may be likely to suffer significant harm, you can contact the Safeguarding and Partnership Hub (SaPH), the front door to Children’s Social Care.

Members of the Public

If you are a young person, family member, carer, or member of the public and you want to discuss a child that you are worried about, or make a self-referral you can contact the Safeguarding and Partnership Hub (SaPH) during office hours on (01482) 395500 – Choose ‘Option 1’ and a social worker will be able to talk through your worries with you and discuss what happens next

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