Safeguarding

We want all students to feel safe and happy. So if you don’t feel safe, or you are worried about another student, you must speak to an adult you trust.

All staff are responsible for safeguarding in the academy and you can talk to any of them if you are worried about anything or you could add your concerns onto the SHARPs system.

The following staff are here to keep all members of the Academy safe and are responsible for ensuring all concerns are dealt with by the appropriate person.

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.

Safeguarding is:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children’s health and development
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

As an Academy we take our role of safeguarding our staff and students very seriously. We believe the following resources and links will support you as a Parent / Carer to ensure we work together to keep your children safe.

Sandwell Children's Safeguarding Partnership (Sandwell CSP) is a partnership of all the different organisations working to protect children and young people across the county. The organisations that come together to safeguard young people are made up of the Metropolitan Council, Police, Health and Education.  This website brings together information for children, young people and their families and the professionals who work with them. Safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s responsibility.

Useful link: https://www.sandwellcsp.org.uk

If you have concerns regarding someone who works with a child including foster carers and volunteers these should be reported to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO). This applies to all paid, unpaid, volunteers, casual, agency employees or anyone working in a self-employed capacity.

The named LADO in Sandwell is called Belinda Greasby

The contact details are:

Email: [email protected]

Office:  0121 569 4770

Office address:  Sandwell Children’s Trust, 1st Floor, Broadwell Road, Oldbury, B69 4HE

All schools and academies in Sandwell sign up to Operation Encompass. Operation Encompass provides an efficient, confidential channel of communication between police forces and Key Adults within schools. This enables the immediate and discrete recognition of the child's situation by the Key Adult, ensuring a secure and sympathetic environment is provided and the broader effects of abuse are addressed.

If you are worried about any child who may be experiencing and/or witnessing Domestic Violence, then you should always report this either through school channels or official channels via 999 or 111 depending on severity.

Useful link: https://www.operationencompass.org