At St. Michael’s C of E Primary School, we take the safety and wellbeing of the children in our school very seriously and we expect all staff, volunteers, governors and parents to do the same.
We have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which is available on our Policies page.
Other policies which affect the wellbeing of children are: Attendance; Behaviour; Anti-Bullying; Computing Acceptable Usage, and our Parent and Carers Code of Conduct. We also have guidance on the administration of medicines in school.
We follow the Safer Recruitment Policy and the Department of Education guidance: ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (see below).
We follow data protection and confidentiality policies.
We have a Health and Safety Policy for the practical protection of children and staff and regular safety walks conducted by the Site Manager, Governors and Leadership team.
All staff receive extensive Child Protection and Safeguarding training. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance is carried out for all adults working in school.
Safeguarding - People to Contact
If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure either intentionally or unintentionally you must contact the following staff member as quickly as possible.
Designated Safeguarding Leads:
- Jane Bruten - Headteacher
- Samantha Goode - Deputy Headteacher
- Lucy Nicholls - Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion and SENDCO
- Carly Bird - Assistant Headteacher
- Jaginder Rhal - Assistant Headteacher and EYFS Lead
Lead Governor for Safeguarding is Reverend Ruth Atkinson. Governors can be contacted via the school office.
Click below to see our Safeguarding Policies.
We are fully committed to the Prevent Strategy as part of our safeguarding and child protection duties. All staff have received WRAP training. Key elements of the Prevent Strategy are reflected in our Safeguarding Policy and our commitment to building resilience against extremist views amongst children and young people.
Other Safeguarding Documents
- Responding to Sexualised Behaviour in Children and Young People Birmingham City Council
- Working Together to Safeguard Children HM Government
When someone's mental or emotional health deteriorates quickly, they may be experiencing a mental health crisis or mental health emergency.
Please look at the links below and in an emergency call 999.
And remember, we have some useful tips and links for emotional and mental health on our website, here.