Telephone:

0121 448 3001

 

Safeguarding

 

At Spring Hill High School we care to educate. We recognise our statutory duty and pastoral duty to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students.

 

Lead Designated Person:

At Spring Hill High School, the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Gary Edmunds. Gary is responsible for safeguarding all students in our school. It is his responsibility to ensure that all concerns are recorded accurately and referred to the appropriate agency quickly to ensure that accurate actions are taken to promote children’s welfare.

It is Gary’s responsibility to ensure that all staff and volunteers are trained to an appropriate level and are confident in sharing concerns with the DSL. Training takes place at different times throughout the year.

The DSL meets with the Directors regularly to ensure that they are kept up to date with the developments in Safeguarding. At no point during these meeting are individual cases discussed.

In the absence of Gary Edmunds, either Gemma Gall or Mohamed Awadin will lead as detailed above. Both members of Thoughts of Others' safeguarding team has received the same level of training, are aware of all policies and procedures and liaise regularly with Gary Edmunds.

 

Safeguarding Concerns:

If you have a concern about the safety of a child, please use one of the following contacts or documents to voice your concerns...

  • Birmingham Local Safeguarding Board
  • Police:999
  • Useful safeguarding Contacts in Birmingham

....or contact Gary Edmunds at Spring Hill High School on 077825600272

 

Other Policies that you may find useful to support your Understanding of Safeguarding Procedures in our School.

  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Safer Recruitment Policy
  • Staff Code and Conduct
  • Behaviour Policy
  • Anti Bullying Policy
  • Care and Control Policy
  • Attendance Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Educational Visits and Trips
  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • Phones/Emails/Internet
  • Medication Procedures Policy

Click ‘Our Policies’ to find all these policies .

 

Photography in School

The school will always seek permission from parents before using photographs in publicity material, websites and newsletters.

 

Useful numbers

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) - 01216751669

Children Advice Support Service (CASS) - 01213031888

OFSTED - 0300 123 123

 

Useful website links:

If you are concerned about a child in Birmingham follow this link:
www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/50046/for_professionals_working_with_children/622/refer_a_child_who_you_re_concerned_about

For more information about how to keep your child safe the NSPCC website has a lot of useful advice:
www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/

The PACE website has excellent advice about spotting the signs that a child is in need of support:
http://paceuk.info/for-parents

 

 

“The arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare, health and safety of the pupils at the school are detailed and thorough.”
Her Majesty’s Inspector, 2017
 
“Standards relating to welfare, health and safety of pupils and quality of leadership in and management of schools were met in 2015 and the school continues to meet these standards.”
Her Majesty’s Inspector, 2017
 
“The behaviour of students is good. The school works to keep the students safe and secure. Safeguarding arrangements are robust. The school meets all the regulations that support the welfare health and safety of students”
Ofsted, 2015