Safeguarding

At Holland House Infant School and Nursery, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

At Holland House Infant School and Nursery, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse and all staff are well placed to identify such abuse and respond quickly and effectively. This means that we have a detailed safeguarding policy and procedures in place which we frequently make reference to.

Staff at Holland House Infant School and Nursery have annual training with regard to safeguarding and keeping children safe, complimented by regular updates. All newly appointed staff, Governors and volunteers are also thoroughly and appropriately vetted in line with national safer recruitment guidance and regulations. As part of their induction, they are also given sufficient safeguarding training.

Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board

The Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board has a statutory duty to co-ordinate how agencies work together to safeguard and promote the well-being of children and young people in Birmingham and to ensure the effectiveness of the safeguarding arrangements.

The BSCB have run campaigns to Keep Children Safe. View the video to Keeping Children Safe Is Everybody’s Business here.

If you have any concerns about the safety and/or welfare of a child or young person telephone the Children’s Advice & Support Service (CASS) on 0121 303 1888 or e-mail. If you have access to secure e-mail: secure.cass@birmingham.gcsx.gov.uk, if you do not have a access to a secure e-mail: cass@birmingham.gov.uk

Birmingham Safeguarding Concerns

The persons responsible for safeguarding in the school are as follows:

  • Mrs V. Wootton – Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and Deputy Head Teacher
  • Mrs A Smith – Deputy DSL and Head Teacher

The document below is statutory guidance that schools must have regard to when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Keeping children safe in education 2023

Mental Health First Aider

Mrs Wootton is a trained Mental Health First Aider who is equipped to support children. Staff and the communities in our school. Please get in touch if we can be of any support to you.

What we can offer you at Holland House

When looking at Safeguarding needs of our families, we always endeavour to do all we can to support them. If you need any support, please speak to Mrs Wootton and through our community connector, we will seek the advice and support to help you.

As a school, we use the Right Help Right Time document from Birmingham Safeguarding Children partnership, to identify the level of support that is required for a family. Dependant on level of need, there may be Early help ran by school, Early Help with the guidance and support of a family support worker or if need is higher, a social worker may be allocated.