Sandwell Academy recognises that it has a duty to safeguard and protect children and young people from abuse.
Safeguarding children - the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm is everyone's responsibility.
You can read the Safeguarding Policy here.
Miss PincherDesignated Safeguarding Leadapincher@sandwellacademy.com
Mrs PoveySenior Deputy HeadResponsible for Behaviour, Safeguarding & InclusionDeputy Designated Safeguarding Leadmpovey@sandwellacademy.com
Mrs AdamsDeputy Designated Safeguarding Leadaadams@sandwellacademy.com
Miss BreenDeputy Designated Safeguarding Leadrbreen@sandwellacademy.com
The Head of Years and Pastoral Staff have also received Level 3 Child Protection and Safeguarding Training.
Our Safeguarding Governor: Mim Hall
Sandwell Family Life
Sandwell Family Life is a directory of local activities and services for children, young people and families in Sandwell. It provides information on a wide range of support that aims to make life better for young people and their parents and carers – whether that’s making friends and having fun, getting involved in sporting or leisure activities, learning new skills, or getting advice or help with some of the more challenging things in life.
As part of the safeguarding team we are involved in the Operation Encompass initiative. Operation Encompass is a police and education early information safeguarding partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support to children experiencing domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass ensures that there is a simple telephone call or notification to a school’s trained Designated Safeguarding Lead /Officer (known as key Adult) prior to the start of the next school day after an incident of police attended domestic abuse where there are children related to either of the adult parties involved.
Operation Encompass aims, by directly connecting police and schools, to secure better outcomes for children, to enable schools to better understand the impact living with domestic abuse has upon children, to help schools to better understand a child’s lived experience and to therefore be able to support and nurture each child, making a child’s day better and giving them a better tomorrow.
If you would like to learn more about Operation Encompass in school please make contact a member of the safeguarding team, or visit the Operation Encompass website here: https://www.operationencompass.org/
If you have any concerns about your child or any other child, then please contact either Miss Pincher, Mrs Povey, Mrs Adams or Miss Breen via the Academy reception or by emailing email@example.com.
If you have a safeguarding concern when the school is closed: Sandwell Safeguarding Team can be contacted on 0121 569 3100.
In an emergency please call 999.