Castlefort Junior Mixed and Infant School

Inspiring Bright Futures Together


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 Executive Headteacher, Mrs Wilson, is the 'Designated Safeguarding Lead’.


The Head of School, Mr Hawkins, Miss Platt (SENDCo), and Mr Forbes (KS2 Phase Leader) Miss Phillips (School Business Manager) are the ‘Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads’.


Click on the link 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 Executive Headteacher or the Head of School in her absence.


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


Opening hours:

Monday – Thursday           8.45-17.15

Friday                                8.45-16.45

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

Domestic Abuse


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

To view the following safeguarding policies click on the link below:


  • Anti bullying Policy
  • Asthma Policy
  • Intimate Care Policy
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy