At Brandling, our staff put the health, safety and well-being of our children as our highest priority. Our children, and all children, have the right to grow up safely and live happy lives where they can flourish! Our children have a right to be safe in our school!
Please see below for our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.
Key Safeguarding Staff at Brandling Primary School
The person in Brandling who is responsible for safeguarding is Mrs Clennell, our Headteacher. If you have any concerns or worries about your friends, your child or another child then please talk to Mrs Clennell.
Mrs Langdon, our Family Support Worker, helps Mrs Clennell to keep our children and families safe.
Brandling Primary School Governors also support Safeguarding.
Our Governing Body has a duty to ensure that the school meets its statutory responsibilities and that our children are safe.
Mrs A Clennell Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr E D Bartley Safeguarding Governor
Mrs A Langdon Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs J Pickering Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Worried about a child?
If you have concerns about the safety of a child in Gateshead then you should talk to someone immediately. You can contact Children’s Social Care on 0191 433 2653 during office hours or 0191 477 0844 during evenings, weekends or bank holidays.
In an emergency you should contact the police on 999. For non-emergencies you can contact Northumbria Police on 101.
You can also report concerns to the NSPCC by text message on 88858. This service is free and anonymous. The NSPCC aim to respond within three hours.
You can talk to CHILDLINE about anything. No problem is too big or too small.
Call CHILDLINE free on 0800 1111
Alternatively, get in touch online:
However you choose to contact CHILDLINE, you’re in control. It’s confidential and you don’t have to give your name if you don’t want to.
Staying Safe Online
We try to keep you, our children, safe with our technology in school but you must keep yourself safe at home. Please be very careful and listen to the advice we give you when using the internet at home and at school.
A superb website on internet safety and up to date advice on new and current ‘apps’ and ‘web-pages’ is Net Aware! It is a great guide to the social media sites that children use