Badock’s Wood E-ACT Academy has a duty of care to keep all our pupils safe. All our staff adhere strictly to the Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2020) guidelines.

Safeguarding is a priority for everyone at the academy and it is important that all pupils and concerned adults feel they can ask for help or raise a concern at any time.

Our academy works in partnership with external agencies and professionals for specialised support when needed.

Please see our staying safe online page to read information to help make sure pupils are accessing the internet safely.

Meet the safeguarding team

  • The designated safeguarding lead is Headteacher Paul Tooth
  • Leon Mcmeechan is a deputy safeguarding lead and Family Link Worker
  • Sam Kelly, Claire Adams and Oli Laken are also deputy safeguarding leads
  • John Spring is the E-ACT regional safeguarding lead

Additional support is provided through our mini leads:

  • Prevent Single Point of Contact – Paul Tooth
  • Female Genital Mutilation – Paul Tooth and Leon Mcmeechan
  • Child Sexual Exploitation – Leon Mcmeechan
  • Online Safety – Kirsty Rudd
  • Equality and Diversity – Oli Laken

At our Academy, safeguarding is an integral part of everything we do. If you have any concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child, please speak to a member of our safeguarding team (above). Our safeguarding expectations are led by the guidance provided in the Keeping Children Safe in Education document. All staff have read and signed this agreement and it is prevalent in our safeguarding policies and practices. We also cover safeguarding topics and content through our e-safety e-sense curriculum. Please see the relevant documents below:


keeping children safe in education

Act Early

We teach children how to stay safe through regular assemblies, our jigsaw PSHE curriculum and our e-safety commitment.

The links below are some useful sites which also promote safety of children and may support you in knowing who to refer to when reporting a safeguarding incident. They will also show you ways to stay safe online and support you in keeping children safe where you have concerns about different kinds of abuse.

Key Contacts

Police: 999 (Immediate risk)

First Response: 01179036444

Emergency Duty Team: 01454615165

Prevent: 01278647466/

NSPCC: 08005008000

ChildLine: 08001111

Safeguarding in Education Team (SET): 01179222710


Useful Links

Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership


Bullying/Peer on Peer/Equality






Domestic Abuse




Mental Health




Online Safety


CiC/Young Carers/Private Fostering

Are you thinking of applying for a Reception place For September 2021? We will be holding 2 virtual tours on Thursday 26th November at 5:30pm and Wednesday 2nd December at 4pm. Please e-mail the school office at to reserve your place!

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