Definition of Safeguarding
"Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes." KCSIE
Bushbury Lane Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Lisa Smith (Headteacher)
Our Deputy Safeguarding Lead is: Paris Turner (Assistant Headteacher)
Our Deputy Safeguarding Lead is: Laura Hood (Assistant Headteacher)
Our Deputy Safeguarding Lead is: Jacqueline Vernon (Inclusion and DSL)
As part of our commitment to keeping children safe in education, we work closely with Wolverhampton Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). The document below shows their procedures for when concerns about a child's wellbeing or safety are raised.
Information from Wolverhampton Multi Agency Safeguarding Team
If you are concerned about a child or young person (including yourself)
If a child is in immediate danger of serious harm or has been left alone dial 999 and let the operator know that it is a possible child protection issue.
If the child is not in immediate danger of serious harm but you know or suspect they are being abused or neglected call us:
Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5pm, Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm on 01902 555392
Outside of the above hours for emergencies on 01902 552999
If the child or young person is at immediate risk of serious harm dial 999
If you suspect or believe a child is suffering or is likely to suffer Significant Harm, including any form of mistreatment or abuse, you should report your concerns.
You can report your concerns by phone or by completing a Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together Multi-Agency Referral Form for referrals to Children's Social Care.If you work for an organisation, you should always complete one of these forms within 24 hours of any phone call preferably after having spoken with your organisation's Named Safeguarding Children Lead.
If you are concerned about an adult (including yourself)
If you are suffering abuse, or you know or suspect some else is being abused call us on:
Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 5pm, Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm 01902 551199
For emergencies out of above hours 01902 552999
If immediate action is needed dial 999
You can find a range of safeguarding advice leaflets at the bottom of this page.
The links on this page are designed to support you, provide advice and increase awareness of some of the areas within safeguarding.
Click on the icons to access useful links.