Safeguarding

The Trust is wholly committed to ensuring that all children and adults engaging with our Trust are cared for in a safe and secure environment. To fulfil this commitment, a comprehensive safeguarding system is in place in line with the DfE statutory guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018.

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

To achieve this, we recognise that the Trust and its schools are an important part of the wider safeguarding system for children. This system is described in full in the DfE statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Safeguarding
Procedures

Statement
of Intent

Physical Restraint
Policy

Exclusion
Policy

Safeguarding concerns

In the event of a serious safeguarding
concern please contact:

Dawn Williams
Trust Schools Safeguarding Lead
d.williams@theoval.bham.sch.uk
0121 464 3248

or

Robert Bowater
Trust CEO
Robert.bowater@drbignitemat.co.uk
0121 231 7131

Meet the Trust Safeguarding Team