The Safeguarding Children Team at Seabridge Primary includes:

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Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): a member of the leadership team with appropriate authority, responsible for dealing with safeguarding issues, providing advice and support to other staff, liaising with the local authority, and working with other agencies.

Name: Sally Sanders

Tel no:  01782 432530 (Ext. 003)

Designated Safeguarding Deputy (DSD): a member of the teaching, support or pastoral staff, in a post which requires assessment of children, with sufficient status & authority to effectively deputise for the DSL role above. Cannot be an administrative or finance worker.

Names: Karen Davies and Viv Sayer

Tel no:  01782 432530

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo): staff member who provides advice, liaison & support for school staff and other agencies working with pupils with special education needs and their mothers, fathers or carers.

Name: Kirsty Edwards

Tel no: 01782 432530

Learning Mentor (or equivalent): addresses difficulties preventing a child from reaching their full potential e.g. behaviour, attendance, achievement, timekeeping, homework, safeguarding issues, and develops strategies to overcome these barriers.

Name: Julie Harrison

Tel no: 01782 432530

Looked After Children (LAC) Designated Teacher: promotes the educational achievement of ‘looked after’ pupils who are on the school roll, helps staff understand issues that affect how they learn and achieve and ensures appropriate staff have the information they need.

Name: Kirsty Edwards

Tel no: 01782 432530

Online-Safety Coordinator: develops and maintains an online-safety culture within a setting.

Name: Matthew Bennett

Tel no: 01782 432530

Safeguarding Academy Councillor:

Name:  Simon Caton

Tel no: via school office 01782 432530

Headteacher: responsible for implementing policies & procedures, allocating resources to the safeguarding team & addressing staff safeguarding concerns.

Name:  Sally Sanders

Any allegation or disclosure involving someone who works with children in a paid or voluntary capacity must be reported directly to the Headteacher unless it involves them and then it should be reported directly to the Chair of the Academy Council.

Useful Information

National contacts:

NSPCC: 0808 800500

Childline: 0800 1111

The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to launch a new helpline called Report Abuse in Education, linked to peer-on-peer abuse: 0800136663

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Birmingham Police & Schools Panel - Support with a wide range of safeguarding issues.

Birmingham Police & Schools Panel Domestic Abuse - Support targeted for domestic abuse..

Changes for Young People - a link to a mental health and well-being peer support service for 11-18 year olds

Homestart - a local charity supporting families’ varying needs

A guide for parents about the 'Early Help' process

The Dove Service (bereavement/anticipation of bereavement, significant loss, or life-changing/limiting illness)

Families’ Health and Well-being service – bringing together health visiting and school nursing (0-19 years)

Health for Kids – health-related support resources for children 4-11 years

All About - Anger (From Younger Mind)

All About - Esteem (From Younger Mind)

All About - Relationships (From Younger Mind)

Combined Wellbeing - support for children and parents/carers linked to mental health and wellbeing