Meet the Safeguarding Team
College Leader for Safeguarding
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Safeguarding Leads
Natalie Grady, Emma Ivery, Nicola Crehan, Lee Parfitt, Beth Bourne
Designated Teacher for Looked After Children: Laura Ridley
Safeguarding Statement for Parents and Carers
Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst ensures that all children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment.
Children are taught and offered support to keep themselves safe, to develop positive and healthy relationships and to avoid situations where they might be at risk, including being exploited by others.
The academy has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular Police, Health and Children’s Services. Schools are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances, the academy will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school is advised by Children’s Social Care or Police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset.
The academy follows legislation that aims to act in the best interests of the child. If you have any questions about this information, please speak to a member of staff.
DOWNLOAD: Safeguarding Policy
DOWNLOAD: Systems and Procedures
Safeguarding News & Events
July 2022: Safeguarding Support over the Summer Holiday
May 2022: Social media privacy guides.
March 2022: Online grooming – a guide for parents
January 2022: Fake news has been a growing area of concern for years, none more so than the last couple of years. Internet Matters have a great page with information and resources for parents to discuss tackling fake news with their children. Read more
December 2021: Welcome Back Newsletter
December 2021: The Pump Christmas Week Flyer
November 2021: Understanding Your Child’s Mental Health
October 2021: How to stay safe when Trick or Treating – BBC
October 2021: Safer Schools – Netflix Guide
October 2021: Solihull School Nursing – Autumn Newsletter
September 2021: DITTO magazine – esafety-adviser.com
July 2021: Reporting Racism Online
July 2021: A collection of mock toys which mimic online abuse have been unveiled by a children’s rights group to highlight how certain behaviours permitted online would never be tolerated in the real world.- https://twisted-toys.com/
July 2021: Free period products – The Academy provides a free period products to any students who need them, as often as they need them. These are kept in College offices, Student Services, Safeguarding and First Aid. Students just need to ask!
June 2021: Understanding your child’s mental health
June 2021: Common Sense Media To learn more about the games or apps your children are using, Common Sense Media covers thousands, which includes advice and reviews from other parents: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/
June 2021: Please be aware of a trend from TikTok where teenagers use tiny magnets as fake tongue piercings: https://news.sky.com/story/tiktok-trend-where-tiny-magnets-are-used-for-fake-tongue-piercings-causes-rise-in-hospital-admissions-12319642
May 2021: 15 loneliness tips for young people
April 2021: How to sign up to Kooth 2020
March 2021: Online Safety DITTO Magazine
March 2021: School Nurse Service Newsletter
March 2021: Solihull #WeAreThinkingOfYou
February 2021: Snapchat Parent Guide
February 2021: CCO – Mental Health Guide to Coronavirus
February 2021: A guide for parents to keeping children safe online
Janurary 2021: Online Safety Newsletter
Janurary 2021: Safeguarding Children 10 Top Tips Parent Resource. This resource is designed to offer advice on how parents can safeguard their child/ren’s mental health and promote their wellbeing. https://ssscpd.co.uk/education/parentsandguardians/child-mental-health-10-tips-for-parents/-/pj==
December 2020: A parent’s guide to being social online this December: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/articles/parents-guide-being-social-online/
December 2020: Tweet 27 – Support for parents – add needs
November 2020: New parental controls on TikTok – BBC Article
November 2020: With the new gaming consoles at the top of many Christmas wish lists this year, this is a timely guide from Andy Robertson (GeekDadGamer) which includes how to set up a parent account and child accounts.
Setting up the Playstation 5 for your family – click HERE
November 2020: Virtual Dads Support Group – West Midlands
November 2020: Panorama – Is TikTok Safe? – BBC iPlayer
October 2020: Drop Down Day – Mental Health – Monday 5th October
October 2020: Online safety guidance for parents