Safeguarding

SAFEGUARDING

Grace Academy Solihull recognises their statutory responsibility to make sure that appropriate arrangements are in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children:  Section 175 of the Education Act 2002.

Grace Academy Solihull have produced a range of material explaining what ‘safeguarding’ is and what we do at Grace Academy Solihull when there is a concern about a student’s well-being.  We will always respect your families right to privacy.  We will only discuss your business with people who can help you.

Our students are very important to us.  Please let us know if there is something you are worried about on resolve@graceacademy.org.uk

Click on the following policies to access the web page

Safeguarding Contacts

Mrs D Russell                                     Assistant Principal; Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Davies-Friend                             Assistant Principal; Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs K Williams                                   Assistant Principal; Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs L Broadbent                              Safeguarding and Child Protection Support

Mrs M Bromley                                 Family Worker

 

Help and advice if you are concerned about a child?

www.childline.org.uk

www.solihull.gove.uk

www.west-midlands.police.uk

www.barnardos.org.uk

www.nspcc.org.uk

 

Worried about online grooming, social media, child sexual exploitation or child criminal exploitation

www.ceop.police.uk

www.barnardos.org.uk

www.west-midlands.police.uk

www.childnet.com

www.seeme-hearme.org.uk

 

Keeping safe online

https://tutorful.co.uk/guides/how-to-keep-safe-online

 

Help and advice for mental health concerns

www.bsmhft.nhs.uk

www.forwardthinkingbirmingham.org.uk

www.kooth.com

https://youngminds.org.uk

www.solihullmind.org.uk

 

Worried about drugs or alcohol

www.talktofrank.com

www.drinkaware.co.uk

wwww.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

hhtps://adfam.org.uk

 

Domestic violence – Get Help!

www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk

www.womensrefuge.co.uk

www.west-midlands.police.uk/contact-us

 

Birmingham LGBT Domestic Abuse Service

0121 643 0821

www.bigbt.org

 

Bharosa Domestic Abuse Service – specialist support for women particularly those from a South Asian background

0121 303 0368/0369

Email:bharosa@birmingham.gov.uk

 

Men’s Advice Line

0808 801 0327

www.mensadviceline.org.uk

 

Homelessness and debt advice.

www.solihullcommunityhousing.org.uk

www.birmingham.gov.uk

www.citizenadvice.org.uk

www.stepchange.org.uk

www.debtadvicefoundation.org.uk

www.nationaldebtline.org.uk

 

Bullying

Grace Academy Solihull is committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all students so that they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.  Bullying, including cyber-bullying in unacceptable, whether it is in the Academy or off site.  If bullying does occur, all students should be able to tell someone, and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively.  This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell a member of staff.

Grace Academy Solihull explicitly educate all students around the signs of bullying, how they can get the support they need and provide opportunities for students to reconcile with their peers through our Restorative Justice programme.

Reporting incidents of bullying face-to-face is the ideal way of reporting concerns.  However, we recognise that sometimes, this might be difficult for you or your child.  resolve@graceacademy.org.uk  is an email address that goes directly to our Safeguarding TeamYou will be listened to and we can help.

 

If you have any questions or queries regarding any aspect of Safeguarding please contact Dawn Russell on 0121 329 4600.

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