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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’.


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’.


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, you are encouraged to report it to the Headteacher.

During the school closures if you have a safeguarding concern, please email:


Alternatively, you can contact Walsall’s ‘Initial Response Team’ (Social Services) at ‘The Quest’ building in Walsall, telephone number: 01922 658170.

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:


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.

Meet Castlefort's Safeguarding Team