Safeguarding & Wellbeing

Ensuring that our pupils are safe and well is something that we take very seriously at The Wordsley School. We recognise our legal duty under section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002 to work with other agencies to ensure that pupils are protected from harm and to promote their welfare. We regularly work with CAMHS, counsellors, the NHS, local Primary Schools and the Police to ensure pupil safety and wellness.

All staff at The Wordsley School have been DBS checked, as are regular professional visitors to the school. As part of our responsibility to keep children safe, staff are regularly trained in safeguarding and to recognise the signs of pupils who need further attention to be kept from harm. The school has a very clear set of protocols that are followed to ensure concerns are followed up correctly, involving Social Services, Dudley Safeguarding Children Board or other agencies where necessary.

You can read our Safeguarding Policy, or request a copy from the school office.

Should you have any concerns about our pupils, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) either using the email address below or by calling the school reception on (01384) 816015 making it clear that your message is for the DSL.

If you are wishing to visit the school, please bear in mind the attached protocols we have in place.


Sally Ketteringham

Designated Safeguarding Lead

sketteringham@wordsley.dudley.sch.uk

Scott Wright-Evans

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

swrightevans@wordsley.dudley.sch.uk

Mel Curtis

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

mcurtis@wordsley.dudley.sch.uk

Emma Burgess

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

eburgess@wordsley.dudley.sch.uk

Support for pupils, parents and carers

Parental and Pupils advice on all matters, from Drugs, Sex and Crime, to support for mental health and welbeing.

Pupil counselling service - 24hours and Confidential

Support for all type of worries

Childline offer support on all types of worries, in a free confidential manner.

The NSPCC is a charity that helps support children who are risk of abuse and neglect. This site offers support and guidance if you are in this position.

TEXT # 07554 711808

This is the school text/chat service manned between 3.30-6.00pm each night. Responses will only be by text and content in monitored.

A charity that provides information and advice to young people, parents and carers.

Online Safety support, advice and reporting of issues around Social media.

Healthy relationships are all about respecting each other, and Disrespecting NoBody. Find out more about the signs of relationship abuse, sexual harassment and violence.

Frank is a offers honest drug advice.

Too many children in the UK are not getting the support they need to grow up safe and happy. The anti-bullying alliance is here to put this right.

Barnardo's is a children's charity that protects and supports the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people. We help bring out the best in them – no matter who they are or what they have been through.