Keeping Children Safe in Education
This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education. Schools and colleges must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
During times when schools are closed, you may wish to talk to someone about concerns you have. In the first instance, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child, you can also contact the following:
MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) 0300 555 2866 or out of hours on 0300 555 2922.
NSPCC - 0808 800 5000 or report online at https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/report/
Childline - 0800 1111 or online at https://www.childline.org.uk/
For further information you can access Walsall Children and Young People's Service Directory - http://www.mywalsall.org/teens/index.php?view=directory&did=602#
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019
You can find our Child Protection Policy and our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy on our policies page:
Notice to Parents
Photographs and Filming at School Events:
Parents/carers are entitled to take photographs or short films of their children at school public events, but these are for their own personal use and must not be shared on social media.
Supporting our families by joint working with West Midlands Police.
In order to support our families we have signed up to Operation Encompass. This means that if the police are called to a domestic disturbance then school will be notified so we can support the child/ren and the family, in whatever capacity is required. Mrs Jackman is the named person who will oversee the information and support network.
Domestic Abuse, both physical and verbal, is a traumatic experience for a child and can seriously affect them in later life. It is a sad fact that when the police are called to a domestic situation that 50% of the calls show that a child has been present in the property.
Black Country Women's Aid are also committed to this initiative and can provide support for victims as well as the children involved. You can contact them on:
The Cedar Centre Walsall
The Rock Centre
27-31 Lichfield Street
Walsall, WS1 1TE
As you will be aware, Short Heath Federation operates a full no smoking site and works hard to promote a smoke free future for all pupils. In light of the increased popularity of electronic cigarettes (sometimes referred to as ‘vapes’ or ‘shisha’ pens) it is now necessary to be clear that the use of these devices on site is not permitted. Electronic cigarettes should not be charged on site as they represent a fire hazard.
http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/smoking/Pages/stopsmokingnewhome.aspx provides support for smokers wanting to give up.