Safeguarding is the broad term we use for any aspect of protecting a child from abuse. It covers many areas, ensuring that the child’s welfare is paramount. From looking after their personal data, to all areas of neglect or abuse whether it be emotional, physical, sexual, personal health or extremism, safeguarding is at the core of daily life in school.
The legal definition of the Children’s Act 2004 defines safeguarding as:
- Protecting young people from maltreatment.
- Preventing impairment of a young person’s health and development.
- Ensuring that young people are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
- Enabling young people to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
The designated staff member with specific responsibility for Safeguarding at Black Country Wheels School is the Headteacher/Proprietor, Jan Lear. In her absence, Mr. Jason Garratt (Advanced Safeguarding) has specific responsibility for all Safeguarding matters.
For more information please click here to view our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.