Safeguarding is a term which is broader than ‘child protection’ and relates to the action that we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility; pupils, parents/carers, staff and governors. Safeguarding is defined as:
protecting children from maltreatment
preventing impairment of children’s health and development
ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and
taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
At The Oratory we always act in the children’s best interests and ensure we take all reasonable steps to prevent harm to them. We feel that having the correct policies and procedures in place not only protects and promotes the welfare of our children but it also enhances the confidence of governors, staff, volunteers, parents/carers and the general public that we keep the welfare of the children at the heart of all we do.
Our first priority is your child’s welfare and therefore there may be occasions when our concern about your child means that we have to consult other agencies even before we contact you. The procedures we follow have been laid down by the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board. If you want to know more about this procedure, please speak to any of our DSL's listed below.
If you have a concern please do come and speak to Mrs Wilson, Mrs Pickup, Mr Barratt or Mrs Hadley.
Alternatively you can email safeDSL@oratory.bham.sch.uk.
Mrs. M Lynch, Executive Headteacher
Miss J Lowe, Office Manager - for enquiries from parents and the public
Ms S Yaman, Administrative Assistant - for enquiries from parents and the public
Please make contact via the school telephone number.
Father David Sprong, Chair of Governors
To write to our Chair of Governors, please send your letter to the school address above and mark the envelope 'confidential'.
For further information about our school, or to request any information in paper format (free of charge), please contact us at school.