Mrs Grainger is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at Lindens Primary School.
If you have any Safeguarding concerns Mrs Grainger checks her emails daily.
You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
The School office is manned daily and if you would prefer to contact via telephone the number is 0121 353 9273 where a member of the safeguarding team will deal with your concern.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals and the general public should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.
At Lindens Primary School we are very proud of the ethos and atmosphere that our staff and children have worked hard to create. During Coronavirus if you have any concerns regarding any child’s safety you can use the following contacts to share your concerns.
Walsall MASH/Initial Response Service (IRS)
IRS is the ‘front door’ for Children’s Social Care when there is a concern regarding a child who may have additional vulnerabilities including when the child is at risk of significant harm.
The ‘front door’ is the place to start. Telephone 0300 555 2866 OR look on the website http://www.mywalsall.org
Birmingham Safeguarding Board
The Children's Advice and Support Service (CASS) provides a single point of contact for professionals and members of the public who want to seek support or raise concerns about a child.
We want to keep all children and young people in Birmingham safe from harm. If you are concerned about a child please contact CASS 0121 303 1888 https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/homepage/143/child_protection_and_safeguarding
The Safeguarding Board will listen, assess your concerns and can take action if a child is at risk.
If you are not sure whether a child is at risk you can discuss the circumstances with CASS or with someone else who works with children, such as a teacher, health visitor or the NSPCC.
Walsall ICON awareness plan
Policies and Key Information
ONLINE GAMING SAFETY WARNING It has been brought to our attention that a sinister character going by the name of 'Huggy Wuggy' from the game ‘Poppy Playtime’ is being viewed by some children online. The character can be easily viewed on YouTube channels and is a rather sinister looking bear with razor sharp teeth that sings worrying songs about hugging and killing. Please continue to be vigilant about what your children are watching, as they can very easily become upset and confused by what they see.