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St Thomas CE Academy is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted in our care. Our school will support children by:

  • Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school
  • Encouraging self-esteem and self assertiveness
  • Effectively tackling bullying and harassment
  • Promoting all aspects of the Equality Act 2010

We have an expectation that all staff and visitors to our school will behave in a way which ensures our children are safeguarded at all times. This expectation involves a duty for any safeguarding concerns to be reported.


Everyone working with our children, their parents and carers should be aware:

  • Their role is to listen and note carefully and observations which could indicate abuse
  • They should not attempt to investigate once the initial concern is raised
  • They should involve the Designated Safeguarding Lead immediately
  • If the DSL is not available, the Deputy DSL should be contacted
  • Disclosures of abuse or harm from children may be made at any time

If there are any concerns about a member of staff, this must be shared with the Headteacher.


Our Safeguarding Governor is Emma Tyler.

Information from Birmingham Council about what to do if you think a child is at risk, can be found on their website at:

If you think that a child is in immediate danger, then you should contact the police on 999.