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Child Protection and Safeguarding

Capital City Academy takes its responsibility for child protection and safeguarding very seriously. We will always seek to work in the best interests of children and young adults.

What to do if you are worried about the safety of a child

The Academy's designated person for safeguarding and wellbeing is Camilla Thornalley, Vice Principal. There are also three other members of staff who support with safeguarding and wellbeing; Patrice O'Brien Bhuj, David Gacheru and Carole Caprice. Please contact a member of this team if you have any concerns.

Camilla Thornalley (Vice Principal)

cthornalley@capitalcityacademy.org

Patrice O'Brien-Bhuj (Director of Student Wellbeing)

po'brien@capitalcityacademy.org

David Gacheru (Child Protection Officer for Year 11 only)

dgacheru@capitalcityacademy.org

Carol Caprice (Child Protection Officer)

ccaprice@capitalcityacademy.org

Safeguarding Governor

safegov@capitalcityacademy.org

You can also contact Brent Local Authority Child Protection Team by clicking on the link below -

Brent Local Authority Child Protection Team

 

Please click on the expandable sections below for further advice.

Keeping Children Safe

Keeping children safe on the internet and social media can feel like a very challenging task. The National Society for the Protection of Children from Cruelty (NSPCC) has an excellent website with clear, practical and helpful advice. Please click on the link below to access this site.

NSPCC - Online Safety

 

There is also useful advice on E-Safety and how to ensure your child uses privacy settings correctly for online platforms.

E-Safety Advice

 

If you have specific concerns about a child's safety, you can call Brent Family Front Door on 020 8937 4300. You can also email them at -

Family.Frontdoor@brent.gcsx.gov.uk

Alternatively you can speak to your child's Year Team Leader or a member of the school's Child Protection Team (contact details above).

Advice for parents/carers about Radicalisation and Social Media

Please click on the following link for guidance:

How social media is used to encourage travel to Syria and Iraq

 

The SoS has launched the Educate Against Hate website. The site brings together the best advice, support and resources available for parents, teachers and school leaders who want to learn how to protect young people from extremism and radicalisation.

educateagainsthate.com/

 

Advice for parents/carers about Cyberbullying

Please click on the following link for guidance on cyberbullying.

Advice for parents on Cyberbullying

Parent Info website from the National Crime Agency & Parent Zone