St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School is committed to protecting our pupils and ensuring their safety and wellbeing, not just whilst at school but also in the wider community. We believe that as a community looking after each other is everyone’s responsibility. The School community should respect each other and understand, accept and celebrate each other’s differences (gender, race, age, religion, sexuality or disability) so that the care, happiness and safety of every single person is the concern of us all.

We achieve this through our empowered learning curriculum and good relationships work through our pastoral system.

Contacting School

If you have a concern about the health and wellbeing of your child that you would like to share with the school, please contact your child's Tutor or Head of House . You can also speak to Mr.Thomas-White (Assistant Headteacher) who is the strategic lead for this important part of our safeguarding provision or Mr.Penrose our school Safeguarding officer.

In an Emergency
If you have immediate concerns about the safety of any young person you can contact FIRST RESPONSE on 0117 9036444 (during normal office hours) or the POLICE on 101 or 999 (depending on how urgent you think it is). Looking after children in our community is everyone’s responsibility.

As well as our own staff who offer a variety of services we may be able to direct parents and students to outside agencies who visit us in school, they include:
Brook Clinic – Relationship and Sexual Health Advice
Bristol Drugs Project – Substance Misuse
Off the Record – Counselling Service
School Nurse Team


There are many places to obtain information and advice relating to health and wellbeing. Below are some of the organisations that we have found to provide useful information.

Parent Zone is an organisation which has worked since 2005 in providing parents with information, support and advice particularly around digital technologies and the impact this has on families.

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) is the Child Protection command of the National Crime Agency. Through their work and education, they help to keep children safe whilst online as well as studying the impact this may have on their offline lives.

The charity Mind offers free support for anyone suffering from mental health-related issues. There is a section of their website aimed specifically at young people, as well as a section for parents and carers.

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading mental health charity for children and young people. Through its website, young people and their parents can access a wealth of resources to help them respond to mental health challenges and get help.

Childline has advice and support covering a whole range of topics such as friendships, bullying and schoolwork to name just a few.

The NSPCC provide support and advice for parents on a range of topics including how to deal with tantrums, abuse and substance misuse.


Safeguarding Policy
The Policy is listed with all the school policies. The Safeguarding Policy is reviewed on an annual basis and presented to the Governing Body. The policy was devised in collaboration with the Safeguarding in Education team and Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership and approved and adopted by the Full Governing Body for approval and adoption in line with the changes in KCSIE 2021.

For September 2022 there will be further amendments to this policy in line with the changes highlighted in KCSIE 2022.