Create Safeguarding Statement
At Create Partnership Trust we put the safeguarding and wellbeing of the children first and expect all visitors and volunteers to do the same.
In our schools children are taught how to keep themselves safe, form positive relationships, and know who to speak to if they need help.
We work with our families and sometimes outside agencies to safeguard our pupils. Our staff have a duty of care to report any concerns, and always act in the best interests of the child.
For more information please see our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy on the school website.
You should report concerns to a member of the Designated Safeguarding Team (DST) immediately who will deal with the concerns and inform the Designated Senior Lead (DSL).
If a member of the DST is not available, you should inform the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO).
If anything worries you or concerns you, report it straight away.
If you have any safeguarding concerns you would like to raise with the school please contact us on 0121 464 2189 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have an immediate concern and cannot contact us please visit the Children's Advice and Support Service (CASS) website to make a referral or call the children’s social care department direct using the contact details below.
Monday to Thursday: 8:45am to 5:15pm
Friday: 8:45am to 4:15pm
Telephone: 0121 303 1888
Telephone: 0121 675 4806
Overall responsibility for Safeguarding within our MAT lies with the CEO, Pat Smart.
Mary Higgins is our designated Trustee for Safeguarding.
A message from our Safeguarding Manager, Emma Evans:
Dear Parents and Carers,
My name is Miss Emma Evans and I am the Safeguarding Manager at Hodge Hill Primary School. I started the new post in February 2018, and have enjoyed settling into the role over the last four weeks. Part of my job will be working with families and various agencies, to keep our school community safe, and make sure that all children who can be in school arrive on time daily, and are ready to learn.
I relocated to the Midlands from London, where I worked as a Safeguarding and Child Protection Manager in a large secondary school. Being a Safeguarding Manager is my absolute dream job, and I enjoy working with the school community so that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full learning potential in a safe and harmonious community.
Please contact me if you have any questions around attendance or safeguarding.
All Staff at our school have read the Keeping Children Safe in Education (Information for Schools and Colleges) document.
This document explains;
The full document is available to view below.
Right Help, Right Time
In line with Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership, Hodge Hill Primary follows the refreshed threshold guidance “Right Help, Right Time” (RHRT). This framework has provided everyone at Hodge Hill Primary with clear advice about what to do and how to respond if a child and their family need extra help. Our DSLs, have attended the required training suggested by the RHRT Multi-Agency so have embedded the RHRT guidance within the day to day practice of the school. Our staff regularly receive training so they know that the voice of the child is at the centre of their planning, decision making and service delivery.
For further information on the materials provided by RHRT, read the following documents: