SAFEGUARDING AND STUDENT WELFARE
Safeguarding at Impact Independent School
Safeguarding is at the forefront of our work at Impact Independent School. We have a dedicated team of staff who work closely with subject and pastoral staff, plus outside agencies, in order to support the safeguarding needs of our children and families. To ensure our students and staff are kept safe, we have a number of policies and procedures in place, which are understood and followed by all staff and volunteers. all of our safeguarding related policies are available on our policies page.
Their key responsibilities include providing information, guidance and support for any staff member, volunteer or student with a safeguarding or child protection concern. All staff receive annual child protection and safeguarding training in addition to regular updates throughout the academic year, which is delivered to all staff by the DSL.
Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility
"Don't wait until you're certain if you are worried about a child. If you have any concerns or suspicions, contact our free helpline service to speak to an NSPCC counsellor 24 hours a day, 365 days a year" - NSPCC
Are you concerned about the safety of a child? If it relates to an Impact student you can contact Cheryl Dudey, Pastoral and Designated Safeguarding Lead on 0121 502 2645 or by completing the contact form.
However, if a child is in immediate danger, please contact:
Police - 999 (emergency) or 101 (non-emergency)
NSPCC - 0808 800 5000
Sandwell Children's services - 0121 569 3100
Support, Guidance and Information
Childline - 0800 1111
Samaritans - 11612
Sandwell Children's Safeguarding Partnership - 0121 569 3100
Walsall Safeguarding - 0300 555 2866
Wolverhampton Safeguarding - 01902 551 199
Dudley Safeguarding - 0300 555 0050
If you have any urgent safeguarding concerns that you need to speak to us about out of school hours, please contact Terry Breen on 07738 401855