The Think Family Education App provides designated safeguarding leads and safeguarding teams with routinely updated information relating to a child's wellbeing, safeguarding and vulnerability for all children attending your setting, including:
It facilitates multi-agency working by displaying a joined up single view of a child. It also provides advanced information on young people transitioning to the school once they have accepted their place the summer before arriving.
Since January 2023, Bristol schools who have statutory school aged children would have had the opportunity to access the Think Family Education App.
The Think Family Education App replaces the Local Authority's sending of termly vulnerable children's lists for those children who are statutory school age initiated during the pandemic to support settings with their statutory duties.
It was created with consultation of school staff in particular Bridge Learning Campus and more latterly the schools in their Trust (Orchard, Filton, Parsons Street), who helped identify key problems with current data sharing practices within educational settings and the data requirements that would be most impactful in supporting their pupils. The feedback we have received has been very positive.
This work is Government funded to significantly improve information sharing between the Bristol City Council / police and educational settings. This is a notable and exciting opportunity, entirely focused in helping settings to understand the lives of your pupils better and support you in meeting their needs.
Please take the following steps:
Any further questions of queries about this please direct them to TFD-External@bristol.gov.uk.
TFD-External@bristol.gov.uk - Enquiries around the operational working of the App and troubleshooting.