Your child’s welfare is of paramount importance to us. It is our statutory duty of care to safeguard your child. We will also seek external support if we have any concerns about your child and, in some instances, this may mean that we consult with other agencies even before we contact you.
The procedures we follow have been laid down by the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board. If you want to know more about this procedure, please speak to the Headteacher, a member of SMT or a DSL.
At St Mary’s, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff, governors, parents, volunteers and visitors to share in this commitment.
The Lead DSL is Mr Clinton.
The Deputy DSL is Miss Cusack, the Headteacher.
There is also a Safeguarding Leadership and Assessment Team (SLAT) consisting of Mr Clinton and Miss Cusack, Mrs Davis, Mrs Tame, Mrs Jones and Miss Cook.
You may approach any of these staff members if you have a concern about any safeguarding issue.
Safeguarding issues can also be raised by emailing SLAT@stmaryrc.bham.sch.uk
The Safeguarding Link governor is Mary Higgins.
Children's Advice & Support Service
The Children's Advice and Support Service (CASS) provides a single point of contact for professionals and members of the public who want to access support or raise concerns about a child.
We want to keep all children and young people in Birmingham safe from harm. If you are concerned about a child please contact CASS who will listen, assess your concerns and can take action if a child is at risk.
Monday to Thursday: 8:45am to 5:15pm
Friday: 8:45am to 4:15pm
Telephone: 0121 303 1888
Telephone: 0121 675 4806
To report a concern about a child or to request support for a child or family - click here.