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BRIT Kids Safeguarding

BRIT Kids Safeguarding Leads

BRIT Kids at the Brooke Weston Trust believes that it is of the upmost importance to have good systems for protecting and safeguarding the welfare of all our students. This means that all those who work with the students on the BRIT Kids programme must be alert to possible concerns and report these appropriately and in a timely manner.

In order to protect our students at BRIT Kids it is our aim to:

  • Create an atmosphere where all the students feel safe, secure, valued and listened to
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Respond quickly and effectively to cases of suspected abuse

BRIT Kids at Brooke Weston Trust will support all students by:

  • Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness whilst not condoning aggression or bullying
  • Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the lessons

All the staff at BRIT Kids at Brooke Weston Trust should be aware that:

  • Their role is to listen and record carefully any observations, which could indicate concern/abuse
  • They should not attempt to investigate, once the initial concern is raised
  • They should involve the Safeguarding Officer/Designated Person immediately
  • If the Safeguarding Officer/Designated Person is not available, the Trust Safeguarding and Welfare Officer should be contacted
  • A disclosure of abuse or harm could be made at any time
  • Prior to external agencies being invited to work with our students or to carry out work on the premises, all relevant DBS checks and identification has been seen/verified.

Reporting Process

If a BRIT Kids staff member has a concern, that a child is being harmed or is at risk of harm or re­ceive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally), they must contact one the following:

Parents should also be aware of the MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) and that referrals can be made direct 0300 1261000 or relevant information can be found on the website


Local Authority Safeguarding team

To report a concern in which an allegation is about a staff member who works with our students, the Local Authority safeguarding team can be contacted:

  •  Andy Smith, Designated Officer for Northamptonshire – 01604 367862
  • Chris York, Designated Officer for Northamptonshire - 01604 362633

In these cases, the concerns are –

  • The staff member has behaved in a way that has harmed or may have harmed a child
  • Possibly committed a criminal offence against children or behaved towards a child that may pose a risk of harm to chidlren


For further information on safeguarding The Brooke Weston Trust policy for safeguarding children can be found at the following link.

The Brooke Weston Trust policy for safeguarding and Child Protection is to;

·         Protect children from maltreatment;

·         Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;

·         Ensure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of

          safe and effective care;

·         and take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.