Safeguarding

The Academy

At Shireland CBSO Academy, the safety and wellbeing of all of our students is of the highest importance; we have a collective responsibility to ensure that our children have all the support they need to flourish through their education. Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust has an outstanding safeguarding team that is responsible for all of the schools within the Trust. They work to ensure that children have the best opportunities and provide support to families when needed.

It is our responsibility to provide a secure environment for our children, where they are free to learn without barriers. All of our staff will complete statutory safeguarding training each year and will take part in additional training across a wide range of safeguarding areas such as: Domestic Violence and Abuse Support, Female Genital Mutilation, Child Sexual Exploitation, Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse.

REPORTING CONCERNS

All staff are trained in recognising the signs that a child may be at risk of or suffering from harm and are aware of the procedures to follow should they have a concern.

Our  procedures for reporting safeguarding concerns are displayed in all areas of the academy.

SAFEGUARDING SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

The safety and welfare of all our children is our priority. If you are concerned about a child please contact a member of our Safeguarding Team, or alternatively, Sandwell Children’s Trust. If you know that a child is in immediate danger, please contact the police by calling 999.

Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Ms R Hale – 0121 818 4626

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

  • Mr David Green – 0121 818 4625
  • Mrs Amy Danks (Deputy DSL) – 0121 818 4624
  • Mr Qahir Abdulla Damani (Deputy DSL) – 0121 818 4627

Or email: [email protected]

Can we please respectively remind you that these telephone numbers are for emergency reasons only.

To report a concern about a child (any child in Sandwell – they do not have to attend Shireland CBSO Academy), please contact:

Sandwell Children’s Trust

0121 569 3100

We are finding that more and more students are struggling with anxiety and often have questions we can’t always answer. Here are a few services that may help with their anxiety and stresses.

  • https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/children-and-young-adults/advice-for-parents/anxiety-disorders-in-children/
  • https://www.healthline.com/health/anxiety/anxiety-triggers#triggers
  • https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/anxiety-stress-panic/about-anxiety/

Useful websites which can help and support the health and wellbeing of our young people and families:

We are finding that more and more students are struggling with anxiety and often have questions we can’t always answer. Here are a few services that may help with their anxiety and stresses.

  • https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/children-and-young-adults/advice-for-parents/anxiety-disorders-in-children/
  • https://www.healthline.com/health/anxiety/anxiety-triggers#triggers
  • https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/your-feelings/anxiety-stress-panic/about-anxiety/
 

Various services will continue though they may change over the coming weeks. Please check individual websites for updates.

FOOD BANKS

Food banks are open in our local towns. Please see individual websites for opening times and days.

Wednesbury Baking Bread
Walsall Street
Wednesbury
WS10 9BY

West Bromwich Community Church
Victoria Street
B70 8EX

Great Barr Food Bank
St Bernard’s Church
Broome Avenue
Birmingham
B43 5AL

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