The school has adopted ‘Walsall Safeguarding Children Board’ policy for safeguarding within school. There is a system of referral transparent to all staff, and any employee or voluntary helper must hold an up-to-date DBS. There is a weekly Safeguarding meeting to discuss provision for vulnerable children. This is to ensure:
- Children are protected from maltreatment;
- Children’s health and development is not impaired;
- Children grow up with a safe provision and have effective care to enable them to have optimum life chances.
In safeguarding the pupils in school, the school may involve other agencies and adopts a multi-agency approach to safeguarding.
The designated teacher for Safeguarding/Child Protection is the headteacher, Mrs T Beech. All staff working within the school have received Level 1 Safeguarding training and completed an online assessment. It is the duty of every member of staff to record and report any concerns to the above named staff.
To download a copy of Pinfold School’s Combined Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy please click here.
Downloadable copies of useful safeguarding information:
ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT A CHILD?
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child you can contact:
Initial Response Team, The Civic Centre, 2nd floor Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1TP
Telephone: 0300 555 2866 or Fax: 01922 658195
Opening hours: 8.45am to 5.15pm (Mon to Thurs); 8.45am to 4.45pm (Fri).
Call the Emergency Response Team on 0845 111 2836 (evenings, weekends and bank holidays)
If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call the police on 999.