Summary of Child Protection Information for Visitors and Volunteers
Queensbridge School is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted to our care.
Our school/service will support all children by:
- Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school,
- Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness,
- Effectively tackling bullying and harassment.
We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Staff working with children are well-placed to identify such abuse.
At Queensbridge School, in order to protect our children, we aim to:
- Create an atmosphere where all our children can feel secure, valued and listened to,
- Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse,
- Respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to cases of suspected abuse.
If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally), you must contact the following staff member as quickly as possible.
|Mr I Horgan
DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
If this person is not available, please contact any of the following staff:
Mrs J Ashton
Mrs H Reeves
Headteacher & Deputy DSL
Miss R Elkin
Everyone working with our children, their parents and carers should be aware that:
- Their role is to listen and note carefully any observations which could indicate abuse,
- They should not attempt to investigate once the initial concern is raised,
- They should involve the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) immediately,
- If the DSL is not available, the Head or Deputy DSLs should be contacted,
- Disclosures of abuse or harm from children may be made at any time.
If anything worries you or concerns you, report it straightaway.
Our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy can be accessed on the policies page.
Other organisations you or your child could contact:
Birmingham Safeguarding Children Hub (Referrals can be made by anyone concerned about a child)
Pause (a self-referral facility with a drop-in for young people to discuss mental health difficulties)
Online safety is important and there is information available to download in a variety of languages on how parents can support their children. Please click this link to access this information from ChildNet.
In addition, you can get information on the different apps and social media platforms your child may access by clicking here.
If you wish to report a concern about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with your child online, you can contact CEOP by clicking here.