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Safeguarding

Safeguarding is defined as

  • Protecting children from maltreatment;
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development;
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and 
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.

At school we have adopted the Local Authority Policies and Procedures which are available on our school website or alternatively hard copies can be obtained via the school office. The designated safeguarding leads (DSL) in school are:

Mrs C Pemberton

Lead DSL
(Deputy Headteacher)

Miss C Stubbs

Deputy DSL

(Headteacher)

Mr M Scarrott

Deputy DSL

(Assistant Head Teacher)

Miss H Baldwin

Deputy DSL

(Assistant Head Teacher)

Miss C Hook

Deputy DSL

(Pastoral Leader Secondary)

Ms P Hunt

Deputy DSL

(Assistant Head Teacher - Post 16)

Miss E Allen

Deputy DSL

(Pastoral Lead Primary)

Mrs L Williams

Deputy DSL

(Post 16)

We are using an ICT based program called ‘Impero’ which helps us to record and collate all school safeguarding concerns and actions which are taken for example, a child running off from home, alcohol issues, child protection issues, or welfare concerns. Some issues need long term family support often via Early Help process. Some issues need immediate action by a referral to the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub.

The designated safeguarding leads have regular training to ensure they are fully updated on all procedures. They also meet with the named Safeguarding Governor each term, with regular reports to the Curriculum Teaching and Learning Committee and Full Governing Body.

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please contact a DSL at school.

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Safeguarding emergencies:

If you have a need to talk to someone at school please call the school office and speak to a Designated Safeguarding Lead. 

Out of hours: please email emergencies@uffculme.bham.sch.uk. This is not monitored constantly but your email will be picked up and responded to with 48hours.  

 

Birmingham Safeguarding Children

 

Worried about a child?

If you have any concerns about the safety and/or welfare of a child or young person telephone the Children's Advice & Support Service (CASS) on 0121 303 1888 or via secure email; CASS@birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk . For more information on email security click here.

Outside of normal office hours please call 0121 675 4806 for the Emergency Duty Team

For more information about making a referral and to access the Request for Support form - click here