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"Castle School Education Trust is committed to high quality education across the primary, secondary and sixth form key stages. Our schools cover the South Gloucestershire area. We encourage independence within each school within a strong framework of values."

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  • Year 6 Parents/Carers - Our Open Evening is Thursday 22nd September, please visit our Open Events page under 'About Us' for further details. 


Welcome to the Downend School Safeguarding page of the Website. 

On this page you will find many useful links from the South Gloucestershire Council website along with a copy of our Safeguarding Policy

Our Safeguarding Lead is Charlotte Prowle who can be contacted via the school telephone number or email address .

South Gloucestershire Safeguarding weblink:

South Gloucestershire information for Parents/Carers (Child Sexual Exploitation)

South Gloucestershire information for Parents/Carers (online safety)

South Gloucestershire information for Parents/Carers (recognising abuse)

South Gloucestershire information for Parents/Carers (Mental health, Anxiety and Emotional wellbeing)

Link to Mind You website

Parents Guide to You Tube Restricted Mode

Pilot to help children play outdoors, more safety, more often!

Please refer to the policy section of our website to view the Child Protection Policy


Access and  Response Team – 01454 86 6000 (during working hours)

Emergency duty team – 01454 615165 (out of hours)

Police – 101 for non-urgent issues & 999 if urgent and an immediate response is needed

Domestic Abuse Concerns - Next Link South Glos domestic abuse telephone help lines are open 8:30am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday and 9:30am – 1:00pm on Saturday 0800 4700 280

Mental health support - CAMHS (if young person is currently under CAMHS) – 01454 862431 or if you are concerned that you are not able to keep your child safe or they are not able to keep themselves safe then take them to the Accident & Emergency department at Bristol Children’s hospital or call for an ambulance.

Food banks links for families living in South Glos

Food banks links for families living in Bristol

Parents worried about exploitation - or for confidential help and advice, call Pace on 0113 240 5226

CHILDLINE – 0800 1111 or visit their website

Samaratins – 116 123

Mental health apps approved by NHS -