Marsh Hill Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The health and safety of all our children is paramount.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that concerns about our children are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move will result in further harm to the child.
At Marsh Hill Safeguarding is not just about protecting children from deliberate harm such as abuse or neglect but preventing them from harm through the following:
Pupil health and safety
- Bullying; racist abuse; harassment and discrimination
- Meeting the needs of pupils with medical conditions
- Providing First Aid
- Safe educational visits
- Pastoral care
- Internet safety
- Gang activities
- School security
We ensure that children are growing up in a safe environment at home and school which enables them to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully and happily.
At Marsh Hill Primary School we have 4 Designated Senior Leads. These are: John Cusack, Rebecca Leavey, Nicola Clover and Cathy Lomas. We are here to support you if you have any concerns.
If you have any concerns about child protection or safeguarding and are unable to contact our school then please contact: C.A.S.S. – Children’s Advice and Support Service on 0121 303 1888. Click here for more information.
You can view our Safeguarding Policy in our Policies section of the website
Prevent Duty for Schools
As part of Marsh Hill Primary School's ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we are fully behind the government's Prevent Strategy. From 1 July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of their functions, to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools.
At Marsh Hill, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views.
The Department of Education advice refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas. The Home Office has developed a core training product for this purpose – Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP). All our staff have received WRAP training sessions to ensure their understanding of what Prevent is about and how to deal with any issues they may see inside or outside school. For more information click here.
View our Prevent Duty Risk Assessment
With effect from September 2021, Marsh Hill Primary School will be taking part in a joint operation involving Birmingham Children’s Trust, Birmingham City Council, and West Midlands Police. This will formally be known as Operation Encompass.
Operation Encompass has been established to help schools provide in-school support to children who have been present at, exposed to or involved in any domestic abuse incident. Click here to access further information.
For further information please click the following links:
- Keeping Children Safe in Education
- Multi Agency Statutory Guidance on FGM
- Working Together to Safeguard Children
- Disqualification under the childcare act
- Promoting the educational achievement of looked after children
- Statutory Guidance on Court Orders and pre-proceedings
- Supervision of activity with children which is regulated activity when unsupervised
- Children Act Guidance 2015