Safeguarding at WOA

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).

Designated Safeguarding Personnel

Mr C Smith
Designated Safeguarding Lead (Assistant Principal)
Miss L Moore
Designated Safeguarding Person (Principal)
Mr M Wagstaff
Designated Safeguarding Person (Vice Principal)
Mr S Gray
Designated Safeguarding Person (Assistant Principal)
Mrs L James
Safeguarding Pastoral Manager
Mrs Y Morgan
Early Help 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.

Safeguarding Is Everyone’s Responsibility

“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 Mr C Smith, 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

Support, Guidance & Information

  • ChildLine — 08001111
  • Samaritans — 11612
  • Sandwell Children’s Safeguarding Partnership — Click Here

    Sandwell Children’s Safeguarding Partnership supports “Parents” and “Carers”, including anyone with Parental Responsibility, Children’s relatives, friends and neighbours who need information or advice.

Useful Links

Please see the Safeguarding section of our useful links page by clicking here.