Our Safeguarding Team:
Mrs C Jones - Designated DSL / Assistant Headteacher / Early Years Phase Leader
Mrs S Wellings - Deputy DSL / Safeguarding / Learning Mentor
Mr A Fowler - Headteacher
Mr P Staniland - Deputy Headteacher
Ms L Howard - Safeguarding Governor / Chair of Governors
Mr T Boughey - Learning Mentor
SCHOOL CONTACT NUMBER: 0121 553 1480
SAFEGUARDING EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Guide to Good Practice
Consistent with procedures followed by Sandwell Children’s Trust
Safeguarding and Child Protection
Child abuse can take place in families irrespective of class, culture, race, and religion or income group. Abusers may be strangers but they are more likely to be trusted people close to the child, including carers, other professionals, relatives or friends as well as parents.
It is because of this that all staff in school need to have a clear understanding of what to do if they think a child might be abused or neglected and what happens if a parent is suspected of abusing a child.
Before staff report any suspected abuse, parents will normally be contacted beforehand to share our intention to report the concerns. However, this contact with parents is not always appropriate. For example, if the child may be placed at an increased risk of significant harm then the call will not take place. Staff in school will always follow the direction and advice of Sandwell Children’s Trust when deciding to contact parents.
If we think that a child in our care might have been neglected or abused we have a duty to report it to The Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). Once reported, Agencies based at the MASH will securely collate information within the MASH from all available sources to make an informed decision concerning any required intervention.