Redland Green School

RGS Bristol


Redland Green School and North Bristol Post 16 Centre fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection and safeguarding the young people under our care. We have a strong ‘Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy’ that applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working at Redland Green School that conforms to guidance and procedures laid down by the Bristol Safeguarding Children Board and takes account of guidance issued by the South West Safeguarding & Child Protection Group.

There are five main elements to our policy:


The school has a safeguarding executive that consists of Mr Lind (Deputy Headteacher) who is the Designated Lead Child Protection Officer and Mrs Martin, Miss Williams, Mr Tiplady (Post 16) and Miss Haine (Post 16) who are the Designated Deputy Child Protection Officers. In addition, Mr Rod Symmons is the Designated Child Protection Governor.

Training and Education

Redland Green School staff undergo a continuing programme of training to ensure that they are up to date with the latest issues with regards child protection. In recent years this has included basic awareness training from the NSPCC on recognising the signs of abuse and awareness training on Female Genital Mutilation and radicalisation.

Safeguarding issues are also integrated into our curriculum so that students are empowered to both keep themselves safe and also identify possible concerns about their friends and know who to pass these concerns on to. These issues are discussed in a wide variety of lessons, including APEX, Mentor time, LVS and IT lessons. Issues that sit within the safeguarding umbrella are frequently touched upon within the assembly programme. A constant stream of safeguarding information available for both parents and students is being developed through the keepsafe@rgs blog.

Regular safeguarding bulletins are sent to parents to keep them informed of any relevant safeguarding issues.

E-safety Risk of Extremism Child Sex Exploitation Female Genital Mutilation