Safeguarding

Here at St Chad’s we work hard to ensure the safety of all our pupils and staff during their time at our school. If you have any concerns over the welfare of anyone of our school community, please speak to one of our safeguarding team directly or phone them on 464 6554. The named staff have completed their DSL training and have regular safeguarding updates. They will be happy to listen to you.

Safeguarding Team 

Mrs Parker

Acting Headteacher

Mrs Ryan

Acting Deputy

Headteacher

Mrs Azadeh

Child & Family Support

Worker

When and what might I be concerned about?

At any time you may be concerned about information which suggests a child is being neglected or experiencing physical, emotional or sexual harm.
You may observe physical signs, notice changes in the child’s behaviour or presentation, pick up signs of emotional distress or have a child disclose a harmful experience to you.

Harm to a child can be caused by:

A parent/carer     A family member/friend   Another child  A stranger             A member of staff/volunteer

What should I do if a child discloses that s/he is being harmed?

1. Listen             
  Listen carefully  to what is being said to you, do not interrupt.

2. Reassure       
Reassure the pupil that it is not their fault. Stress that it was the right thing to   tell. Be calm, attentive
 and non-judgemental. Do not promise to keep what is said a secret. Ask non-leading questions (TED) 
to clarify if necessary:   ‘Tell me more…’          ‘Explain that to me…’        ‘Describe what happened …’ 

Then follow the steps in the flowchart:

RECOGNISE YOUR CONCERN:

RESPOND
Inform your DSL (Martina Parker) / Deputy DSLs (Maria Ryan and Josephine Azadeh)

WITHOUT DELAY

RESPOND
Inform your DSL (Martina Parker) / Deputy DSLs (Maria Ryan and Josephine Azadeh)

WITHOUT DELAY

RECORD
Make a written record (using the child’s own words). Sign, date it and pass the record to the DSL/deputy DSLs (where appropriate)*

What should I do if the alleged abuser is a member of staff?

If your concern is about a staff member or volunteer, you should report this to the Head Teacher. If your concern is about the Head Teacher, you should report such allegations to the Chair of Governors. Contact details can be found at the bottom of the page.

How do I ensure my behaviour is always appropriate?

Please ask a member of the Senior Leadership Team for school guidance regarding Safer Working Practice. The DSCF

Contacts

DSL – MARTINA PARKER         DEPUTY DSLs – MARIA RYAN and JOSEPHINE AZADEH

CONTACT DSLs – email: dslstchads@st-chads.bham.sch.uk or telephone 0121 464 6554
Chair Of Governors – Alex Smith  a.smith@st-chads.bham.sch.uk

In line with this, regardless of the source of harm, you MUST report your concern. To do nothing is NOT an option!

 

Contact Us

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Tel: 0121 464 6554

Email: enquiry@st-chads.bham.sch.uk

Address

Hospital Street, Newtown Birmingham, B19 3XD