Safeguarding – October 2021
Message from Mrs C Hickman Director of Inclusion
Safeguarding and Well-being, October half term 2021:
Although the academies will be closed during the October half term break, the safeguarding and well-being of students will continue to be monitored during this period.
If you have any concerns, please contact the academy at firstname.lastname@example.org and mark the email ‘Safeguarding Confidential’. If you have concerns that a child is at risk of harm or is been harmed, please contact you local Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).
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
Emergency out-of-hours: 0121 675 4806
Solihull Children’s Social Work Services MASH Team: 0121 788 4300.
If you need to report concerns out of office hours then please contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0121 605 6060
Lines are open from:
Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Friday: 8.30am – 5pm
Out of hours: If you have an emergency outside of usual office hours, please contact the emergency duty team immediately on 01926 886922
If you think that a child is at immediate risk, contact the police immediately on 999.
In addition, the following helplines and websites are available
0800 121 4043
COMPASS Warwickshire Service
Professional, confidential and supportive health and wellbeing services for adults, children and their families.
Supportive, non-judgemental Cyber Bullying, advice for parents, advice for young people.
Child Sexual Exploitation
Help and advice for young people.
0808 800 5000
Help and advice for Adults concerned about a child.
West Midlands 101
Unit 8, Albion Court, 92 Attleborough Road, NUNEATON, Warwickshire, CV11 4JJ
Phone: 02476 372596
020 7766 9900
An independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK.