Please make sure to report any safeguarding concerns as soon as possible.

You can speak to a member of our safeguarding team:

  • Mrs E Kennedy, our Lead Child Protection Officer
  • Mrs J.Summers, our Child Protection Officer

Safeguarding Concerns

If you have any safeguarding concerns Brownhill staff are here to help. Contact Joanna Summers from 8.00 am to 3.30 pm on 0797 089 5499.

Our Special Education Needs Co-ordinator Emma Kennedy. Takes the lead responsibility for child protection and wider safeguarding

Mrs J Summers our Pastoral Manager and Child Protection Officer.

When the DSL is absent, the deputy Joanna Summers will act as cover. The Deputy DSL can also be contacted out of school hours if necessary either by telephone or email. Joanna Summers 07970895499 /

If the DSL and deputy are not available, Bev Blanchfield, Headteacher will act as cover.

Co-op Academy Brownhill is committed to safeguarding every student. We acknowledge that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and ensure all of our staff are trained to be vigilant and aware of the signs and indicators of abuse and understand and follow safe working practices.
The viewpoints and voice of students is of paramount importance to our Academy and we will always listen to their wishes, thoughts and feelings, as well as identifying and supporting their needs. We will work alongside students to develop trusting, consistent and professional relationships and show we care by advocating the early help processes where possible. We will identify any difficulties or concerns early in order to act preventatively. We will always provide support and advice for families and parents/carers, whilst acting in the best interests of the student at all times and doing what matters most. Safeguarding also includes ensuring we work in an open and honest way, enabling our students to feel safe by providing a secure learning environment, are equally protected regardless of any barriers they may face and are able to grow and develop in the same way as their peers.

We’re here to help. Call or pop in to speak to any of our Team on any issues that may be worrying or concerning you.

For more information on Keeping Children safe, please take a look here.

Safeguarding Team – 0113 2489539

Ask at our main office. Just let the office staff know that it’s regarding a safeguarding concern.

Call our safeguarding team 0113 2489539

If you think a child is in immediate danger 999

Call the Leeds City Children’s Social Work Services 0113 222 4403

(Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm).

More advice from Leeds City Council

Leeds City Council – Report a Child Protection Concern