At Allens Croft Primary School we take the safety and welfare of our pupils very seriously. We all have a responsibility to notice when a child may be at risk of harm and pass our concerns to someone who can act to protect them.
We recognise that some children may be victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse, and will act accordingly in the best interests of the child involving relevant services as appropriate. If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or if you receive a disclosure you must contact the following staff member as quickly as possible: Anika McGonigle If this person is not available, please contact Paula Weaver, Rebecca Timms, Gillian Kimberley or Katie Hardy.
If you have concerns about the safety of one of our pupils please speak with one of our Duty Safeguarding Leads (DSLs). Our DSLs are:
All staff (including supply agency staff), students and volunteers need a current DBS certificate to work at Allens Croft and a copy of this is logged. Staff will also be asked to give the office copies of qualifications, a DBS record and proof of identification.
Our staff and governors have been trained on safeguarding in line the the KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE IN EDUCATION document and have taken part in 'PREVENT'. You can read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy below.
Child Protection is everyone's business, even when out in the community. If you are concerned about a child, please contact Children's Advice & Support Service (CASS) who will listen, assess your concerns and take action if a child is at risk. For urgent child protection contact the police.
The Children's Advice and Support Service(CASS) provides a single point of contact for professionals and members of the public who want to access support or raise concerns about a child.
We want to keep all children and young people in Birmingham safe from harm. If you are concerned about a child please contact CASS who will listen, assess your concerns and can take action if a child is at risk.
CASS Contact details
Monday to Thursday: 8:45am to 5:15pmFriday: 8:45am to 4:15pm
Telephone: 0121 303 1888