Safeguarding is at the forefront of our work at Wodensborough. We have a dedicated team of staff who work closely with subject and pastoral staff, plus outside agencies in order to support the safeguarding needs of our children and families. To ensure our students and staff are kept safe we have a number of policies and procedures in place, which are understood and followed by all staff, governors and volunteers. All of our safeguarding-related policies are available on our policies page. We also publish a half-termly safeguarding newsletter that can be found in the left-hand side menu (or the above menu if you’re viewing this page on a mobile device).
|Miss L Moore||Interim Designated Safeguarding Lead (Principal)|
|Mr C Smith||Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Assistant Principal)|
|Mr M Wagstaff||Interim Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (Vice Principal)|
|TBC||Interim Designated Safeguarding Person|
|Mrs L James||Safeguarding Pastoral Manager|
|Mrs Y Morgan||Safeguarding Pastoral Manager|
|Mrs T White||Safeguarding Assistant|
|Mr P Bates||Safeguarding & Child Protection Governor (Vice Chair of Governors)|
Their key responsibilities include providing information, guidance and support for any staff member, volunteer or student with a safeguarding or child protection concern. All staff at receive annual comprehensive child protection and safeguarding training in addition to regular updates throughout the academic year.
“Don’t wait until you’re certain if you are worried about a child. If you have any concerns or suspicions, contact our free helpline service to speak to an NSPCC counsellor 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.” — NSPCC
Concerned about the safety of a child? If it relates to a Wodensborough student you may wish to contact Ms P Mills, Assistant Principal and Designated Safeguarding Lead via 01215064300. However, if a child is in immediate danger, please contact:
- Police — 999 (emergency) or 101 (non-emergency)
- NSPCC — 08088005000
- Sandwell Children’s Services — 01215693100