Safeguarding our students

In line with keeping children safe in education, Our academy demonstrates its responsibility in safeguarding the well-being and welfare of all its students by exercising its duty of care to keep all students safe. This extends to protecting students from all forms of abuse when information is shared. This may include:

  • Physical abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • neglect
  • bullying and other forms of emotional harm
  • and finally radicalisation.

Student Safety

Child abuse of any kind can be an extremely emotive and a difficult matter to discuss. At West Walsall E-ACT Academy we pride ourselves on our strong pastoral system operating an open door policy which supports students who experience any matters affecting their wellbeing and enables them to access support and guidance at all times.

Our academy works in partnership with external agencies and professionals to offer the right support to students and their families. We also offer support via Early Help. Our academy follows department for education (DFE) guidelines in relation to safer recruitment and all staff undergo thorough process pre recruitment including disclosure and barring service (DBS) enhance checks.

Staff Training

All staff receive level 1 training on child protection procedures and also attend various safeguarding training sessions throughout the academic year. Students have access through the curriculum on information about safeguarding including how to keep themselves safe online.

Safeguarding and the overall welfare of students is at the centre of all that we do at our academy. We recognise that all students have the right to be safe and protected from abuse and there are no exceptions to this. All staff concerns and allegations as well as student disclosures of abuse are taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately by following our safeguarding policy.

Key Documents

Safeguarding Policy
If you have a concern about any student at the academy, please contact us and ask to speak with:

Mrs Lorna McGregor Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Lorna McGregor Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Sarah Lloyd Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss Sarah Lloyd Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
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