The Edge Safeguarding Team
The Designated Safeguarding Lead – Jackie Bailey
Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Deanne Davies
DSP – Andrew Wakefield
All designated staff have an enhanced level of training in safeguarding. In line with the LSCB (Local Children’s Safeguarding Board) guidance, we have a comprehensive training programme which all teaching and support staff must attend and are regularly updated about current safeguarding issues.
Safeguarding issues and training for the school are overseen and monitored by the LSCB. Their website http://www.lscbbirmingham.org.uk/ contains a wide variety of information for young people, parents and professionals.
The following polices can be found under Polices on our website:
safeguarding policies and procedures,
Should any problems arise it is important that leaners and parents know who and how to contact relevant support services.
All work is carried out in the context of the Governments Keeping Children Safe in Education document. The September 2018 version of this documents which is statutory guidance and encompasses all aspects of Safeguarding work in schools can be accessed at: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/741314/Keeping_Children_Safe_in_Education__3_September_2018_14.09.18.pdf
November sees the return of Anti bullying week which is being held between the 12th and 16th November.
Throughout the year work is carried out on this topic in school through tutor time, PHSE and assemblies.
Advice and support can also be obtained through the following agencies;
Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA)
Brings together over 60 organisations into one network with the aim of reducing bullying and creating safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.
Bully Free Zone
One of the leading peer support projects in Britain. The project aims to awareness of alternative ways of resolving conflict and reduce bullying.
Provides an email advice services for children and young people as well as online help and information, for schools as well pupils.