Safeguarding

The Trust is committed to ensuring that all children and adults are cared for in a safe and secure environment through a robust culture of safeguarding. To fulfil this commitment, comprehensive safeguarding systems and procedures are in place. These comply with the DfE statutory guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 and Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Our Culture of Safeguarding

The Trust is clear that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is the responsibility of everyone. This means that everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all staff working in the Trust should make sure their approach is child-centred and should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.

To achieve and sustain this approach, we recognise that the Trust and its schools are an important part of the wider safeguarding system for children and we will work with all external partners, both locally and nationally, to promote and ensure children’s safety and protection.

Annual Safeguarding Reports

Safeguarding
Procedures

Statement
of Intent

Physical Restraint
Policy

Exclusion
Policy

Covid-19
Addendum

Code of Conduct
for Staff

Safeguarding concerns

In the event of a serious safeguarding
concern please contact:

Dawn Williams
Trust Schools Safeguarding Lead
dwilliams@theoval.drbignitemat.org
0121 464 3248

or

Robert Bowater
Trust CEO
rbowater@drbignitemat.org
0121 231 7131

Meet the Trust Safeguarding Team