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 (Vice Principal).
If you are concerned about the safety of a child, please contact our school Safeguarding Team (DSLs) using the details below:
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
St James' School is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted to our care. Our school will support all children by:
• Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school
• Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness
• Effectively tackling bullying and harassment
We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Staff working with children are well placed to identify such abuse. At St James' School in order to protect our children, we aim to:
• Create an atmosphere where all our children can feel secure, valued and listened to
• Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse
• Respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to cases of suspected abuse
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saint James' works in partnership with all agencies, including