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Keeping all our learners safe is a top priority for us. Whether we are in the classroom, on the internet, in the garden, out and about on visits, our learners safety is paramount.

Safeguarding means so many things: Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children's health or development; ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.


Braidwood is committed to working with families to support learners in every way possible. 

However, we have a clear responsibility to ensure that we work with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

This responsibility means that if concerns are raised, by a child in school or by another person, involving possible abuse, i.e. non-accidental injury, severe physical neglect, emotional abuse and/or sexual abuse, the school willreport such cases to the appropriate Childrens' Services. Information may also be shared between the school and the Police.

Braidwood is committed to keeping our learners safe, both in school and the wider community.  As part of our safeguarding arrangements, we have a two-wayinformation sharing agreement in place with West Midlands Police.  The agreement is compliant with Crime & Disorder Act 1998 (s.115) and Data Protection Act

1998(s.29.3; s.35.2.), and focuses on preventing young people from becoming involved or further involved in crime and anti-social behaviour as a victim or offender.

 If you have any queries about the partnership policy, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead - Karen Saywood on 0121 464 5558 or enquiry@braidwood.bham.sch.uk.

This procedure is to protect children and the school will act when there are grounds for suspicion.  This may sometimes upset parents, but it is hoped that parents 
will understand that the school will always act in the best interests and safety of the child.