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

The Pastoral team are all trained to work clearly within safeguarding guidelines.  The academy has four Designated Senior Leads, Mr Williams – Acting Headteacher, Mrs Cowley – Pupil Welfare Officer, Mrs J Finlay – Assistant Head and Mrs J Garvey – Director of Sixth Form

Great Barr Academy is an active member of Birmingham Children’s Safeguarding Board.  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, Great Barr 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 GBA and in the wider community.

  1. Great Barr Academy Safeguarding Policy – Updated November 2019 (pdf download)

  2. Keeping Children Safe in Education (pdf download)

  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)