Fortis Academy has a clear safeguarding Policy which reflects the key aspect’s of ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education.’

We are committed to safeguarding and work together to ensure that our students thrive in a safe and supportive environment, whatever their age, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual identity or gender.

The academy has a large team of staff who are responsible for Safeguarding.

  • Mrs J Finlay – Campus Designated Safeguarding Lead & Deputy Headteacher Foundation Academy
  • Mrs J Price – Deputy DSL Foundation Academy
  • Miss Beech – Deputy DSL Senior Academy
  • Mrs G Gough – Deputy DSL, Admin & Early Help
  • Mrs J Roper – Deputy DSL SEND
  • Mrs P Smith – Deputy DSL & Medical Officer
Mrs Finlay Mrs Gough Mrs Price Miss Roper
Miss Beech Mrs Smith

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Jo Finlay, Deputy Headteacher Foundation Academy. You can contact our DSL on 0121 366 6611 or by email on

In the event of you having concerns outside of Academy hours the following numbers will be of use to you:
Children’s Services – 0121 366 1888 or if in doubt dial 999
NSPCC – 0808 800 5000 (NSPCC Sexual abuse – 0800 136663)
Link to NHS ChatHealth Messaging Service –

Click here to see the support we offer our young people

Fortis Academy is an active member of Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership.  Further to this we host the North area Schools and Police Panel.  This is a multi-agency group that looks at the latest issues based around the safeguarding of young people in and around Birmingham.

Through these structures, Fortis Academy has comprehensive systems in place to ensure the safeguarding of all our young people.

Please click the links and documents below for further details about Safeguarding at Fortis Academy and in the wider community.

  1. Fortis Academy Safeguarding and Pupil Protection Policy – September 2021

  2. Keeping Children Safe in Education ( website)

  3. Working together to safeguard children (pdf download)

  4. The Prevent duty for all schools in the UK – June 2015 (pdf download)

  5. Schools Police Panel – Information to support parents and carers regarding the main aspects of safeguarding for young people in Birmingham (external web link)

  6. E-Safety Poster 1 – Guidance for parents and students of how to stay safe online (pdf download)

  7. E-Safety Poster 2 – Guidance for parents and students of how to stay safe online (pdf download)

  8. Birmingham Children’s Services – now known as Birmingham Children’s Trust (external web link)

  9. If you are worried about a child and think that they are potentially in immediate danger (external web link)