Safeguarding is central to the work of CORE Education Trust and underpins the CORE values of Collaboration, Opportunity, Respect and Excellence. We will commit to beyond statutory safeguarding standards in our Schools.

We expect all our staff to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed below. All our other Trust Policies can be viewed on our Policies page.

CORE Education Trust recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all its students by protecting them from emotional, sexual or physical harm and from neglect or bullying. We acknowledge that child abuse can be a very emotive and difficult subject. It is important to understand the feelings involved but not to allow them to interfere with judgement about the action to be taken.

We believe that the student’s welfare is always of paramount concern, and that all students have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious belief or sexual identity. All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately in accordance with our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

All staff are trained regularly on Child Protection Procedures, including Prevent and Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance.

All applicants for employment at CORE Education Trust and our schools will be fully vetted in accordance with DfE Guidelines Safeguarding Children: Safer Recruitment and Selection in Education Settings.

Trust Safeguarding lead:
Mrs Claire Kilroy


Advice and Guidance Links for Young People and Parents/Carers:

CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command
Click Here

Disrespect NoBody – Advice, guidance and support on sexting
Click Here

GOV UK – Child abuse linked to faith or belief: National Action Plan
Click Here

GOV UK – Domestic Abuse: How to get help
Click Here

GOV UK – Mental health and behaviour in schools
Click Here

GOV UK – Preventing Radicalisation
Click Here

GOV UK – What to do if you suspect a child is being sexually exploited
Click Here

See Me, Hear Me! – Information on Child Sexual Exploitation
Click Here

Think U Know – Information for Parents
Click Here

Think U Know – Concerned about your child?
Click Here


There is always help available:

You can now email the Student Welfare team:

student.welfare@arena-birmingham.academy

Mrs Chance, Mrs Sinclair & Mrs Kilroy

Your email will only go to the staff in this team.

 

The emails are checked between 9:00am and 3:30pm weekdays during Term Time. You can also speak to the team directly on 0121 679 4663

You can now email the Student Welfare team:

Safeguarding@city-birmingham.academy​

Mrs L Fulgence (DSL), Ms S Hyde (DDSL) & Miss G Miller (Welfare Team)​
Mr O’Brien, Mrs Shell-Macleod, Mrs Patel & Mr Robinson

Your email will only go to the staff in this team.

The emails are checked between 9:00am and 3:30pm weekdays during Term Time.

You can also speak to the team on 0121 729 7160 during normal school hours.

You can now email the Student Welfare team:
safeguarding@jewelleryquarter.academy

Mrs K Lowbridge, Miss Hanley & Mrs Lloyd

Your email will only go to the staff in this team.

The emails are checked between 9:00am and 3:30pm weekdays during Term Time.

You can now email the Student Welfare team:
p.dejesus@rockwood-academy.co.uk
b.sahota@rockwood-academy.co.uk
s.walker@rockwood-academy.co.uk
Your email will only go to the staff in this team.

The emails are checked between 9:00am and 3:30pm weekdays during Term Time.



Chathealth – Birmingham and Sandwell -07480635485

All young people in Birmingham and Sandwell aged 11-19 can receive confidential support on physical and emotional wellbeing and hot teenage topics such as bullying and sexual health by sending a brief text message

Kooth

A free, safe and anonymous online support for young people (11-19 years plus) available at all times at www.kooth.com. It includes accessing online counselling support. Monday-Friday: noon-10pm. Saturday and Sunday: 6pm – 10pm. www.kooth.com

BBC

The BBC also has an excellent resource on protecting your mental health.

The Trussell Trust Food banks.

We have links with these food banks and can issue vouchers to families who might need them.