DX3A8702.jpg

Safeguarding

Safeguarding - Our priority

Welcome to safeguarding at Pedmore

As a school we are fully committed to safeguarding our

students and we aim to create a culture of vigilance in the

school.

The staff at Pedmore are all aware that safeguarding the

students  is everyone’s responsibility and that we always

work in the best interests of the child. Staff training takes

place annually, with staff updates ensuring that everyone is

alert to the issues of high national priority, such as

Child Sexual/Criminal Exploitation,  Online Safety, Children Missing in Education, FGM and the Prevent Strategy.

Staff are made aware that the key message in their role is to recognise that ‘It Could Happen Here’ and they are made aware and reminded of the protocols to follow should they have a concern about a child’s safety or well-being.

The school takes the well -being of the students very seriously. Where relevant, the school works closely with outside agencies, and recognises the school has a vital role to play in aiming to ensure that vulnerable young people are appropriately supported.

We have a strong pastoral system and five members of staff fully trained as Designated Safeguarding Leads. The Deputy Headteacher, Assistant Head, SENCO and Inclusion manager are all trained to ensure that there is always someone available to respond to concerns.

The designated safeguarding team can be contacted via email

or

  • Designated Safeguard Lead – Mr A.Fisher

afisher@pedmorehighschool.uk

All can be contacted via school 01384 686711

We provide students education on specific topics through our PSHE programme such as Online safety, The Prevent Duty and Sexual Harassment and Violence.

 

Students are encouraged to be aware of and adopt British Values, to respect themselves and each other, and to keep themselves and each other safe, including online.

 

These ‘values and themes’ underpin our assembly and tutor programme, and are embedded in our Personal Development Curriculum.

Safeguarding Policy 

Our safeguarding policy sets out how we safeguard students and staff.

Useful contact numbers

 

If you have a safeguarding concern regarding a child out of school hours / during holidays please contact Dudley Children Services: 0300 555 0050

 

If you have safeguarding concern regarding a child during the school day please contact the School Safeguarding line: 01384 686711

We also pride ourselves on identifying the increase in mental health concerns and issues. Our mental health strategy identifies the support we offer for students, parents and staff.

Domestic abuse

For help and support call Dudley safe and sound on 01384 455411, text or Whatsapp 07384466181.

In an emergency dial 999, if to dangerous to talk press 55 when connected to an operator.

If you believe a child is a victim of domestic abuse please call 03005550050

Resources and letters

Pedmore Mental Health Strategy                                                Keeping children safe in education 2021

Safeguarding letter 2021

Prevent Policy

Step up and Speak Up - https://www.childnet.com/resources/step-up-speak-up                  

 

Pedmore High School Kooth Session link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fCsfiRsNfhjTlFfGK8zt4kCUYXLBCqiM/view

Useful Links

 

What to do if you are worried a child is being abused

The Prevent Duty

https://www.dudleysafeandsound.org/prevent

Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003

www.gov.uk/government/publications/female-genital-mutilation-resource-pack/female-genital-mutilation-resource-pack

Child Sexual Exploitation – Definition and Guide for Practitioners

Working together to safeguard children 2015

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

http://www.parentsprotect.co.uk/resources.htm

What’s the problem? – A guide for parents of young people who have got in trouble online

http://www.dudleysafeandsound.org/online-safety.html

Has someone done something online that has made you or a child or young person you know, feel worried or unsafe?

Make a report to one of CEOP’s experienced Child Protection Advisors

https://www.ceop.police.uk/Ceop-Report/

Keeping_children_safe_in_education_Sep_2020

Think you know-   https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

NSPCC- https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/report/

CEOP-  https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Childline-  https://www.childline.org.uk/somethings-not-right?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Search&utm_campaign=Child_Vulnerabilities

ParentZone-  https://parentzone.org.uk/home