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Safeguarding at Bowman

Bowman Academy

Bowman Academy recognise that all adults have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern.

We endeavour to provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.

All members of staff receive safeguarding training and adhere to the legal duties outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 which can be accessed here.

To view our Safeguarding Policy, please click the button below:

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Lizzie Papworth

Designated Safeguarding Lead

The School will ensure:

• Children’s welfare is paramount to all practice
• All concerns raised are dealt with sensitively, effectively and promptly following the correct procedures
• That all staff read and adhere to the school’s Child Protection policy and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022
• That all staff are clear of how to follow safeguarding procedures
• The whole school will receive annual Safeguarding Training
• That safer recruitment practices, which ensure appropriate checks are in place and adhered to.

Safeguarding in the curriculum

We are committed to giving our pupils the tools and knowledge that is required to keep themselves and each other safe from harm. Children are taught about safeguarding in school.

The following areas are among those addressed in PSHE and in the wider curriculum:

• Bullying including cyberbullying
• Drugs, alcohol and substance abuse (including awareness of County Lines and the criminal exploitation of children where appropriate.
• Online safety
• The danger of meeting up with strangers
• Fire and water safety
• Road Safety
• Domestic abuse
• Healthy relationships and consent
• (So called) Honour based violence issues (HBV) e.g. forced marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) (see appendices 1 and 2)
• Sexual exploitation of children (CSE)
• Child criminal exploitation (including cybercrime)
• Preventing extremism and radicalisation

Useful Links

Follow the links below for additional supporting resources and information:

Working Together to Safeguard Children


Safeguarding children in Leicestershire & Rutland


Report Abuse or Neglect


LCC Anti-bullying Team

Beyond Bullying
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