At Brune Park we understand that it is our collective and moral accountability to provide the best quality learning for all – so everyone in the school community makes progress, achieves their best, and is happy and well.

This School, therefore, recognises its prime responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all learners.

The latest version of our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy can be found on our policies page here.

SG Team

If you have a safeguarding concern or something you would like to discuss please contact a member of the safeguarding team. You can do this by speaking to a member of the reception staff or by emailing Steve Stannard (

If your child has an issue or a concern please encourage them to speak to their tutor, year team (HOY or DHOY) or any member of the Safeguarding Team.

A message from our Chair of Governors, Michael Robinson

At Brune Park, safeguarding is not just a priority; it’s our unwavering commitment. We have a dedicated link governor for safeguarding and e-safety to ensure its effectiveness. Their role is not to replace the Designated Safeguarding Leads but to focus on strategic issues and maintain effective systems for the safety of our vulnerable children. Their work is not about individual cases but about the overall safety of our school community, a responsibility we take very seriously.

Link Governors:

 The lead governor understands the safeguarding requirements.
 Support the work of the designated safeguarding lead.
 Meet regularly with the designated safeguarding lead/s and any other relevant staff.
 Report back to the governing body about how effective safeguarding is and to facilitate the scrutiny of preserving.
 Ensure compliance with statutory duties and guidance for safeguarding.
 Ensure that safeguarding deficiencies are brought to the governing body.
 Ensure that the safeguarding and child protection policy is followed in practice and involved in any policy review.
 Ensure that the training programme for staff reflects the school’s needs and statutory regulations.
 Ensure that the governing body is aware of the safeguarding risks to young people in the school.
 Ensure that records are kept securely and in one place.
 Ensure that there is appropriate monitoring and tracking in place for vulnerable pupils.
 Ensure a consistent approach to safeguarding and child protection across the school.
 Ensure that the curriculum for safeguarding reflects the risks for young people in the area.
 Ensure that safer recruitment processes are in place.
 Ensure that the single central record is compliant.

Advice for parents

If you missed the chance to attend our Online Safety Information Evening this week, or simply want to refresh yourself on the content, click above to view the full recording of the event hosted by online safety specialist Lee Haywood.

Lee, a safeguarding and online safety expert working with Roblox, TikTok & Meta, will run you through ways to make your digital life easier and raise awareness on how & why the technology delivers it’s content to your children as well as talking about the emergence of Artificial Intelligence that is being used by a large proportion of teenagers across the country.

Sexualised Behaviour

Are you worried about your own or someone else’s sexual thoughts, feelings or actions? Shore has anonymous advice and support to help you or someone you know manage worrying thoughts and learn more about living safely both online and offline. All their services are anonymous, which means you don’t have to say who you are.

Shore Website

Mental Health Awareness

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Being aware of your children’s mental health as well as your own is so very important. Below you will see some helpful links to help support you and your families.

Mental Health Support


ThinkNinja is a new way to support your child’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. The app is free to download for all students on a smart device such as a phone or tablet. The app supports young people in a range of daily life issues such as being stressed, feeling low or having unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that might be triggered by pressures such as exams, struggling to make friends and social situations.

You can download the app from our app store here.

Reporting Online Content

Report Remove is here to help young people under 18 in the UK to confidentially report sexual images and videos of themselves and remove them from the internet.

Report Remove

Family Support for Service Families

Most families will experience challenges at one point or another, but we are on hand to help. You could be struggling with your child’s behaviour, experiencing low mood, or isolation. The whole family’s needs will be taken into consideration. If you feel that this could apply to you, then please complete the following form

Family CH

Social Media Guides

Useful Links

  • Safe4me is a website developed by Hampshire police to offer support and guidance to parents/ carers when dealing with a range of issues (anti-social behaviour, sexting, drugs etc…). It aims to link the knowledge students gain at school to real life and helps parents/ carers address these issues with their children. The safeguarding team have found the teachers sections of the website really useful when delivering information about difficult topics to young people.
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) is a really helpful document for all school staff and parents/ carers. It talks through the different types of safeguarding concerns we may encounter with young people and the methods in which we may choose to use when dealing with these concerns.
  • NSPCC are the leading children’s charity in the UK, specialising in child protection. Their website is full of useful resources.
  • The Broadband Search website has compiled some stats about the dangers that children face when they go online and have outlined some of the best ways you can make sure your child stays safe when browsing.


Mental Health Support

  • CAHMS is an amazing resource for mental health support.
  • People who live in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight can now text ‘HANTS’ to 85258 to be connected to a trained volunteer who can help with anxiety, stress, loneliness or depression. 

Well Being Resources

Online Resource Website Brief description
Childline  Childline is there to help anyone under the age of 19 with any issues they may have, no matter how big or small. They also provide information on bullying, abuse, safety and the law, you and your body, your feelings, home and families and friends and relationships. 
NSPCC  NSPCC aims to protect children and prevent abuse. They provide lots of accurate and up-to-date information and resources to help support children. 
Samaritans  Samaritans are there, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. They offer a listening and support service to anyone who needs it. 
Young Minds Young minds aim to help young people feel supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. They are there to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.
NHS Mental Health and Well being anxiety-depression/ Provide accurate and up-to-date information and support with mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety and depression. 
CAMHS  Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are an NHS service that aims to help young people up to the age of 18 who are finding it hard to manage their emotional and psychological health, and who are suffering with acute, chronic and severe mental health problems.
CEOP Think You Know Great advice for young people with regards to staying safe (and well) online and reporting any problems/issues.
Self Harm  NHS directory of support services for self harm. Including CALM, MIND, Harmless
Frank  The Frank website provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about drugs, the laws and the dangers.
Catch  22 A county-wide specialist treatment service offering targeted, specialist, and family support for children and young people affected by substance misuse. We offer free and confidential advice and support for young people aged up to 25.
No Limits No Limits is a charity offering free and confidential information, advice, counselling, advocacy and support to children and young people under the age of 26 in Southampton and Hampshire. Young people can come to No Limits for free support on a wide range of issues including housing, homelessness, debt, employment, relationships, sexual health, mental health and substance misuse.
Kooth is commissioned by the NHS, Local Authorities, charities and businesses to provide anonymous and personalised mental health support for Children and Young People. With over 4000 logins per day, we provide end to end support whatever the need.
Chathealth TEXT – 07507-332-160 11-19 Confidential advice from a chat health nurse on relationships, anxiety, smoking, stress & self harm
Let’s Talk About It A great website for advice and information on contraception, STI’s and general sexual health. Provides information on local services offering free contraception, emergency contraception, STI testing, etc.
Brook Brook provides free and confidential sexual health advice. They provide advice and information on STI’s, contraception, pregnancy, sex, gender, sexuality, abuse, relationships, well-being, etc. 
Disrespect Nobody  A website which provides information on healthy relationships and support to help recognise when relationships are unhealthy. 
Moving on project The Moving On Project’s mission is to provide quality counselling which is actionable and sustainable to support the young people in the local community
Always Puberty  An excellent website that gives girls information and advice on changes they may experience during puberty and advice and support for periods. 
Change for Life Change for Life is a useful and informative website for children and their families which looks at the importance of healthy eating. They provide food facts, recipe ideas and fun activities for keeping active. 
Eat Well NHS  This website provides accurate information on the different types of food that are required to maintain a healthy diet. It also gives some recipes tips and advice. 
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