Our Safeguarding Team
The Priory Primary School Safeguarding Statement for visitors
The Priory Primary School is committed to keeping our children safe. By providing a safe environment for children to learn and play and by identifying children who are, or may be, suffering harm, the school will endeavour to ensure they are kept safe both at school and at home. To achieve this, we have systems in place which are designed to:
Create and maintain a safe learning environment.
Identify child welfare concerns and take appropriate action.
Use the curriculum to enable our children to develop keep safe strategies.
Operate safer recruitment and selection procedures to prevent unsuitable people working with our children.
Anyone visiting the school shares the responsibility to keep children safe whilst on our premises and will be required to work within the guidelines of our safeguarding procedures. Our safeguarding policies can be viewed in the policies section of the website.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. If at anytime you have concerns about the welfare of a child, Mr Butcher, the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), or Mr Patel our Deputy DSL should be contacted.
actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.
For more detailed information, please ask to see our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which is part of a set of policies designed to create a safe environment for our children. All of these policies are located on the school website or are available on request.
As a Sandwell School we are part of Operation Encompass which is a Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership that supports children and young people exposed to Domestic Abuse. It aims to ensure Schools are notified in a timely manner of any Domestic Abuse incident where children are present or registered at the address.
If you or anyone you know is affected by domestic abuse you can seek help through the school or through Sandwell Women’s aid who can be reached on 0121 552 6448.