Our Designated Safeguarding Lead
Our Safeguarding Leads in school are:
Designated Safeguarding Team (ID 1172)
Rachel BirdDesignated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Letitia CarterDeputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Sam WoodAllegations Manager
Jane BradburyDeputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
Please see our Safeguarding Policy for further information
If you have a concern that any child is being harmed, is at risk of harm or you receive information, you must contact school as soon as possible and ask to speak to an available Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). How to Report a Concern about a Child
- Queen’s Croft High School by telephone 01543 227245 (School Hours)
- Queen’s Croft High School by email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Staffordshire Children’s Advice Service (Office Hours) telephone 0300 111 8007
- Staffordshire Out of Hours (EDS) telephone 0345 604 2886, email email@example.com
- Birmingham Multi-Agency Support Hub (Office Hours) telephone 0121 303 1888
- Birmingham Multi-Agency Support Hub (Out of Hours) telephone 0121 675 4806
- Police Emergency 999
- Police Non-Emergency 101
How to Report a Concern about an Adult
If you have a concern about a member of staff this needs to be reported directly to the headteacher on 01543 227245 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
We take our duty to Safeguard all of our students very seriously. All staff are checked rigorously for their suitability to work with children. They are fully trained in all aspects of safeguarding and child protection. We recognise that this is the responsibility of everyone working and visiting the school and that we all have an important role to play.
We firmly believe that:
- All pupils have the right to be protected from harm.
- Pupils need to feel safe in our school.
- We can contribute to the prevention of abuse and discrimination.
- Support needs to match the pupil as an individual.
Further information on reporting child abuse and how to keep children safe, identifying and preventing abuse and what help is available can also be found on the NSPCC website:
In accordance with statutory guidance all Queen’s Croft High School Staff receive regular safeguarding training and are fully aware of and are in compliance with the following guidance:
- Working together to Safeguard Children (DfE)
- Keeping Children Safe in Education: statutory guidance for schools and colleagues (DfE)
- The Procedures of Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board,
Queen’s Croft High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts within the school will require enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance in addition to identification and qualification checks.
The Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board has a range of advice for parents and carers in relation to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.