The Misbourne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We adhere to consistent, effective safeguarding procedures to support families, students and staff at the Academy.
Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:
- Protecting children from maltreatment
- Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
- Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome
Safeguarding includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and much more.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Griffiths, Assistant Headteacher: Pastoral. He is supported by two Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads, Mr Lyons and Mrs Golla, with five additional members of staff trained in higher level safeguarding. Full information on our Safeguarding Team is available in our Child Protection and Safeguarding page here.
If you are worried that your safety or the safety of any other student is at risk please talk this through with any adult of your choice at The Misbourne. Our dedicated safeguarding team is specially trained to deal with any serious situations and may be called upon to help you and/or your peers. To contact The Misbourne Safeguarding Team please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Misbourne Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
External Support Agencies
Please take note of the numbers and websites below which are there to safeguard you against any form of abuse and ALL are confidential.
Need to talk? Childline: Telephone, 0800 1111:
Child Exploitation and Online Protection:
Domestic Violence: National Helpline :
Preventing Bullying: Kidscape:
Internet and Phone Safety: Think You Know?
Prevent Strategy (anti-radicalisation) concerns:
Forced Marriage concerns:
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) concerns:
Mental Health advice:
Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board for advice: