INFORMATION FOR OUR STUDENTS
We offer a support and guidance service whereby you can speak to a member of our team in confidence about any issues that may be concerning you.
You will be offered total confidentiality, providing you do not disclose something to us which would put you or others at risk. If something of this nature is disclosed, we have a duty to inform your parents/carers, if appropriate, and also any other relevant agencies that need to know and can help you.
If we are working with you, we strongly encourage you to share your concerns with your parents or carers. However, if you are not comfortable with this, we will respect your decision, provided what you tell us does not put you or others at risk.
The Safeguarding Team is here to support you.
All pupils who spoke with inspectors said that they feel safe in school. They believe that bullying is rare and almost all have confidence in the school’s adults to deal with any that occurs. They have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe from potential dangers, such those that can arise when using the internet.
Useful links for students, parents and carers
- Solihull Integrated Addiction Service (SIAS) – prevention, treatment and support for drugs and alcohol.
- Children’s Services – Solihull – safeguarding children and young people.
- Solihull Family Information Service – support for parents, activities and events and childcare.
- ChildLine – private and confidential service to talk to a ChildLine counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small.
- Barnardos – defending, safeguarding and supporting vulnerable children.
- Solihull Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) – group of agenices in Solihull involved in safeguarding children and child protection.
- Women’s Aid – working to end domestic abuse against women and children.
- Mind – advice and support for mental health problems.
- Young Minds – wellbeing and mental health advice.
- MindEd – a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults.
- MindFul – support, information and advice for 11-17 year olds about mental health and emotional wellbeing.
- FRANK – confidential drugs advice.
- How To Keep Kids Safe Online – in-depth e-safety guide.
- CEOP – National Crime Agency to protect children from harm online and offline.
- Parent Info – general information on children’s wellbeing and resilience.
- Childnet – online safety.
- Childnet International – STAR SEN toolkit: e-safety with young people with autism spectrum disorders in Key Stage 3 and 4.
- beat – beating eating disorders.
- Birmingham Children’s Advice and Support Service (CASS)
Monday to Thursday: 8:45am to 5:15pm
Friday: 8:45am to 4:15pm
Telephone: 0121 303 1888
Telephone: 0121 675 4806
INFORMATION FOR OUR PARENTS AND CARERS
Who We Are – Safeguarding Team
The staff and governors of the academy recognise their responsibility to make sure that appropriate arrangements are in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of its students: Section 157 of the Education Act 2002. The academy is committed to supporting and training all staff in matters of child protection awareness. For more information on what schools and colleges must have regard to when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, you may wish to explore the links below to two documents from the Department for Education (DfE).
We offer a support and guidance service whereby your child can speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team in confidence about any issues that may be concerning them. We offer our students total confidentiality, providing they do not disclose something to us which would put them or others at risk. If something of this nature is disclosed, we inform you, if appropriate, and also any relevant agencies. This is explained to all our students before they speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team. In most circumstances, we strongly encourage students to make their parents and carers aware of any concerns.
The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.
The leadership of this area is meticulous.
College Leader Pankhurst
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Downloads and Links
- Safeguarding Children Policy – September 2018
- Child Protection Policy and Procedures
- Working together to safeguard children – Government guidance document
- Keeping children safe in education – Government guidance document
- Sexting in Schools Resource Pack – Government guidance document
- Sexting in schools – advice and support booklet
- Child Safety Online: Social Media Guidance – Government guidance document
- How To Keep Kids Safe Online – in-depth e-safety guide
- Anti-Bullying Policy
- Attendance Policy
- Data Protection Policy
- E-Safety Policy
- Intimate Care Policy
- Whistleblowing Policy
- Pastoral Support page