At Avanti Gardens, we recognise the contribution it can make to protect children and support our pupils. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility and the school will therefore be alert to signs of abuse and neglect and will follow the Safeguarding Children’s Partnership Board procedures to ensure that children receive appropriate and effective support and protection.

Please see our latest Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2023-24

Our Safeguarding Team

If you have any concerns about the safety or well-being of a child, please contact a member of the safeguarding team:

Mrs Rogers

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Newman

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mr Penny

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Out of Hours Contacts

If you have a concern and the school is not open, please contact the Bristol City Council safeguarding team:

MASH: 0117 903 6444

Emergency Duty Team: 01454 615 165

Police: 999 or 101

NSPCC: 0800 800 5000

Operation Encompass

Our school is part of Operation Encompass which is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and police forces. Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools when a child or young person has experienced or witness domestic abuse, gone missing, or has an Adverse Childhood Experiences.

As a school, we ensure that a member of our staff (Designated Safeguarding Lead) has been trained in Operation Encompass procedures allowing us to use the information which has been shared, in confidence, to support child(ren) in our care.

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 identifies children who experience or witness domestic abuse as victims in their own right. We are keen to offer the best support to all our students and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.