St James Catholic

Primary School

In the loving peace, justice and joy of Jesus, we achieve.

Keeping everyone safe

Worried about a child?


If the child is in imminent danger, call 999


If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally) you must contact the following staff member as quickly as possible.


The school lead for safeguarding is Matthew Ingram (Principal).

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSLs) are Dr. R Gould (Vice Principal), Mr. J Lloyd, Mrs. L Dore and Ms. K Robinson (Breakfast and Afterschool Club).


If you are concerned about the safety of a child, please contact our school Safeguarding Team (DSLs) using the details below:

  • (0121) 464 9700 


If your concern is URGENT and the school is closed, please contact Birmingham Children's Trust directly by calling CASS (Children's Advice Support Service) on (0121) 303 1888.


Other helpful numbers for concerns about a child's safety:

Childline - 0800 11 11

NSPCC Helpline - 0808 800 5000

LADO (Local Area Designated Officer): 0121 464 2612

Early Help




The Early Help System is a way for all families, children and young people to engage in early conversations about what help and support they may need in every aspect of their lives.


As everyone’s journey is different, there is a special website to find any local organisations that can support with health, out of school activities, physical and mental wellbeing, social care, leisure activities, domestic abuse and education, to name a few. It may help to enable all citizens to move towards making positive changes at a time that is right for you.


The school has an open door policy for all parents to seek advice.  But we also recognise that some parents would rather not talk to us - this website can help.


Please click the picture above or here to find the right help for you.

Our Designated Senior Leaders

Lumen Christi


Saint James' is part of the Lumen Christi Catholic Multi Academy and our safeguarding structures are supported by the Strategic Lead for Safeguarding Hollie Parrish.  Full details are found here.


If you have concerns about a DSL, please contact the Lumen Christi Catholic Senior Executive Lead Paul Collins-Smith: 

Alternatively, contact Hollie Parrish for the attention of the Chair of the Board of Directors: 


Saint James' works in partnership with all agencies, including


                             Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership

Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership


Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership

Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership