Safeguarding Information


Feeling Safe and Happy at Birley!

At Birley Primary Academy, we want to make sure that you feel looked after, safe and happy whether you are in or out of the academy.

Sometimes we don’t know if something bad is happening, so you need to tell us.

The information on this page looks at what we do to make sure you are kept safe, and what you can do when you think someone is hurting you or someone else.

We can help you by:

  • Teaching you what safeguarding is.
  • Teaching you what to do if you feel worried or scared.
  • Making sure you know who you can speak to if you are worried.

If you don’t understand something or have any questions about what you read, please ask your teacher for help.

What does safeguarding mean?

Safeguarding refers to all the things we do to make sure you are kept safe from any harm.  

Safeguarding means that staff will:

  • Protect you from harm
  • Make sure that nothing stops you being healthy or developing properly
  • Make sure that you are looked after
  • Make sure that you have the best life chances and can grow up happy and successful.

We will make sure that our academy is a friendly, welcoming and supportive place to spend time in, making it somewhere you want to be.

We want to make sure that you know who to ask for help, and will plan lessons to help you know how to look after yourself online and in the real world.

Online Safety

Internet safety is an important part of keeping children safe at our academy. We have lots of safety measures in place which we keep an eye on both in and outside of school, to help safeguard children.

Computers and mobile phones help us all to share things and talk to friends or family, but they can also make it easier for bullies and other people to hurt you or to get close to you. It is important to know how to keep yourself safe on your computer, your phone and on websites.

The school will help if you are sent unkind messages or if someone on the internet has asked you to do anything that has made you feel uncomfortable.

If you are unhappy with any comments or photographs you’ve seen on your computer or mobile, you can tell a staff member in school.


Here’s where to go to get help outside out school

Sheffield Safeguarding Hub: 0114 2734855