At Shenstone Lodge School we do everything we can to protect children whilst in our care whether or not they are within the school environment.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility and a culture that promotes safeguarding is embedded within the school. We adhere to the guidelines set out by the Department for Education and have created our own policies relating to Child Protection and Safeguarding. To read these you can click on each of the documents shown here.
We have implemented a number of measures to help protect them:
•All staff are trained to identify signs of abuse or neglect and know what to do if they, or someone else, are worried about a child
•There are Designated Safeguarding Leads responsible for child protection and designated Safeguarding Managers on both sites
Leigh Bridgewater – Shenstone Lodge site (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Karen Pickering – The Brades Lodge Site (email@example.com)
•There are Safer Recruitment procedures in place when appointing staff and volunteers who night potentially work with your children
•Our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy sets out the procedures to be followed if a teacher or other member of staff is accused of harming a child
Or you can contact the school by telephone or email directly.
Dealing with Suspected Cases of Abuse
Staff will listen to and work closely with parents to make sure children feel safe and protected within our school environment. If we suspect a child is being abused or neglected we will report it to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) which is part of Sandwell’s Children Trust. Once the specific authorities are notified, they will then decide the best way to proceed and the school’s role will be limited.
Staff at Shenstone Lodge School will not take part in any investigation, though they may be called upon to supply any information which may be deemed relevant. They may also be asked to provide additional support for the child.
Please remember that all staff at Shenstone Lodge school have a duty of care to report a child protection concern to the Sandwell Children’s Trust. We act on behalf of all our children to keep them safe