The safety and welfare of our pupils is of upmost importance to us at Castlefort.
All staff in school undertake ‘Level 1 Child Protection Training’ annually.
The Headteacher, Mrs Wilson, is the 'Designated Safeguarding Lead’.
The Deputy Headteachers, Mrs Locke, Mr Hawkins and Miss Platt (SENDCo) are the ‘Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads’.
Our School Business Manager, Charlotte Phillips, is also a 'Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead' in school.
Click on the links below to view our policies and procedures in relation to ensuring the safety and well-being of our pupils.
If you have a concern about a particular child in our school, in the first instance, you are encouraged to report it to the Headteacher.
During the school closures if you have a safeguarding concern, please email:
Alternatively, if you cannot reach anyone in school, you can contact The Multi-Agency Safeguarding HUB (MASH). MASH is the first point of contact for any professional or concerned individual who has concerns about a child. They will provide consultation, advice and support and will make a decision regarding the most appropriate course of action.
MASH contact details: Telephone: 0300 555 2866 option 2
Monday – Thursday 8.45-17.15
Address: Civic Centre, 2nd floor, Darwall Street Walsall WS1 1TP
Outside these hours, you should contact the Emergency Response Team
Telephone: 0300 555 2922 or 0300 555 2836
Operation Encompass was launched in Plymouth in 2011 to ensure early sharing of information between police and schools.
The vision is to safeguard children and young people and directly connects the police with schools to secure better outcomes for children who are subject or witness to police-attended incidents of domestic abuse.
Further information on Operation Encompass can be found here: www.operationencompass.org
Children and young people experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure. Domestic Abuse has been identified as an adverse childhood experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child's day better and giving them a better tomorrow.
Rapid provision of support within the school environment means children are better safeguarded against the short, medium and long-term effects of domestic abuse.