Safeguarding / Internet Safety
Don’t wait – report it now (Telford and Wrekin)
We’re all responsible for reporting concerns about a child’s welfare. Don’t wait until you’re certain if you are worried about a child, call Family Connect now:
- 01952 385385
- 01952 676500 (out of hours)
- Report your concern online
If a child is in immediate danger – always dial 999
If you think a child is in immediate danger don’t delay! Call the police on 999 or contact Family Connect.
For more information about Safeguarding Children please visit the Telford & Wrekin Safeguarding Children Board website, more information about Children Abused Through Exploitation (CATE).
Report a criminal offence
If you believe a criminal offence has been committed you can contact West Mercia Police on 0300 333 3000 or 101.
Under the Education Act 2002 (section 175/157), schools must “make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children”.
At Priorslee Academy, we will provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are committed to Safeguarding and actively encourage a strong culture of vigilance in this area.
The academy is alert to signs of abuse and neglect and will follow the Telford and Wrekin Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) procedures to ensure that children receive appropriate and effective support and protection.
Parents/carers should know that the law requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. The staff will seek, in general, to discuss concerns with the parent/carer, and where possible inform them of the referral to Social Care. This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm.
In accordance with local information sharing protocols, we will ensure that information is shared securely and sensitively. Information will only be shared with other services where it is deemed necessary and proportionate to ensure that children and young people are safe and receive the right service.
Teaching our pupils about safeguarding
Through our curriculum we teach children to stay safe and happy. We encourage the understanding that any problem or worry that they may have is legitimate, and to share their worries, big or small with their trusted adult; at home; school or with organisations such as the NSPCC or Childline. The ‘how does school keep up safe’ poster helps children to know who they can talk to and the measures that school put in place to keep our pupils safe.
Useful links and guides for parents:
We have some fantastic guides for parents on E SAFETY