Summary of Safeguarding / Child Protection Information

King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted to our care.

Our school will support all children by:

  • Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school
  • Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness – treating all members of the community with¬†¬†respect
  • 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 King Edward VI Balaam Wood Academy in order to protect our pupils, we aim to:

  • Create an atmosphere where all 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 pupil is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact the following staff member(s) as quickly as possible.

Mr Lynch

DSL Certificate Expires 11th July 2024

Miss Duckworth
Deputy DSL

DSL Certificate Expires 4th July 2024

Mr McGarvery
Deputy DSL

DSL Certificate Expires 17th November 2024

Mrs Nolan
Deputy DSL

DSL Certificate Expires 16th February 2025

Mrs Crawford
Deputy DSL

DSL certificate expires 27th March 2025

Mr Wills
Deputy DSL

DSL Certificate Expires 27th March 2025

Safeguarding Champion: Lynda Roan (Governor)

Everyone working with our students and 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 other identified staff 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 straight away

Pupil Support During the Holiday

NSPCC Childline 0800 1111

Adults who are concerned about a child

NSPCC 0808 800 5000

Worried about a child

Childrens advice and support service

0121 303 1888

After 5PM and weekends

0121 675 4806

Childline –

0800 1111

Emotional wellbeing (children)

Forward Thinking Birmingham

0300 300 0099

Or call Pause on

0207 841 4470

Kooth –

Emotional wellbeing (adult)

Birmingham Healthy Minds

0121 301 2525

Text “BHM” to 60777 and request a call back

Mind –

0121 262 3555

Locality Team

Northfield Community Partnership Named lead: Rebecca Debenham

Call 07516 918 133 between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Wednesday.

Call 07951 346 327 between 9am and 4pm, Thursday to Friday.

Support for families (housing / debt)

The Project –

0121 453 0606

Shyelter –

0808 800 4444

Northfield Families –

Monday – Wednesday: 07516918133 Thursday – Friday: 07951346327


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