Safeguarding at Story Wood
At Story Wood School the safeguarding of our pupils is paramount and at the forefront of everything we do. We ensure the safeguarding and wellbeing of our children comes first and our expectation is all visitors and volunteers also do likewise. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
In our school children are taught how to keep themselves safe from harm, including keeping themselves safe online, form positive relationships, and to know who to speak to if they need help. Safeguarding permeates all curriculum areas and is promoted strongly through our PSHE programme.
We work with our families and sometimes outside agencies to safeguard our pupils. All of our staff have a duty of care to report any concerns, and always act in the best interests of each child.
For more detailed information, please see our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and other safeguarding related policies (Online Safety Policy, No Platform Policy, Behaviour/Anti-bullying Policy), under our Policies tab on the website.
Our Story Wood Designated Safeguarding Team consists of the following:
Lead DSL – Mrs L Smith (AHT/ SENDCO & Inclusion Lead)
Deputy DSL – Mrs J Jones (Head Teacher)
Deputy DSL – Ms J Saleh (Deputy Head Teacher)
Deputy DSL – Miss Baldwin (EYFS/ KS1 Phase Leader)
Deputy DSL – Mrs R Dodson (Maths Lead)
Deputy DSL – Ms L Johnson (Pastoral/ Family Support Lead)
Joyce Rawlinson is our designated Governor for Safeguarding and can be contacted via the school office.
If you have any Safeguarding Concerns you would like to raise with the school please speak to the Lead DSL or any of the Deputy DSL’s listed above.
If you have an immediate concern and cannot contact us please visit Children's Advice and Support Service (CASS) website or call them on 0121 303 1888.
In an emergency where a child's safety is at immediate risk of significant harm contact West Midlands Police on 999
Keeping Children Safe in Education
All Staff at our school have read the Keeping Children Safe in Education (Information for Schools and Colleges) document.
All Governors have also read Section 2 of the Keeping Children Safe in Education document above.
This document explains;
- What School and College Staff should know and do
- Types of abuse and neglect
- Specific Safeguarding Issues
- Further Information on a Child Missing from Education
- Further Information on Child Sexual Exploitation
- Further Information on Female Genital Mutilation
- Further Information on Preventing Radicalisation