Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Safeguarding is defined as protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of health and/or development, ensuring that children grow up in the provision of safe and effective care and optimising children’s life chances.
Should you have a concern for a pupil's safety, and it is within the school day (Office open between the hours of 8:30am - 3:30pm), please contact the school on 0121 464 2367 and ask to speak to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads. These staff have undertaken the relevant training to co-ordinate concerns regarding children's safety and are also able to liaise with the relevant outside agencies to ensure children and families remain safe.
If your concern falls outside of the school day, please contact Children’s Advice & Support Service on 0121 303 1888 to speak to a professional for advice, support and information.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. If you think a child is in immediate danger you should call 999
The following staff are Designated Senior Leads for Child Protection:
If you have a safeguarding concern about a child you can contact any member of staff and they will refer on to our Safeguarding Team. We would always prefer that you let us know if you are worried, even if you think it may be nothing.
Mrs McConnell Mrs Higgins Miss Jones Miss Partridge
Our school is part of Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse. Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our school PRIOR to the start of the next school day when they have been called to a domestic incident. Once a Key Adult i.e.: DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) has attended an Operation Encompass briefing they will cascade the principles of Operation Encompass to all DDSL’s (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead). Our parents are fully aware that we are an Operation Encompass school. The Operation Encompass information is stored in line with all other confidential safeguarding and child protection information. The Key Adult has also led training for all school staff and Governors about Operation Encompass, the prevalence of Domestic Abuse and the impact of this abuse on children. We have also discussed how we can support our children following the Operation Encompass notification. We are aware that we must do nothing that puts the child/ren or the non-abusing adult at risk. The Safeguarding Governor will report on Operation Encompass in the termly report to Governors. All information is anonymised for these reports. The Key Adult has used the Operation Encompass Toolkit to ensure that all appropriate actions have been taken by the school.
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