Meet our Safeguarding Team
At Wednesbury Oak, we take the safety and well-being of the children in our school very seriously and we expect all staff, volunteers, governors and parents to do the same. All staff receive Level 1 Child Protection training annually and we have a large Safeguarding team in school which consists of:
Mrs R. Tranter (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Mrs K Kular (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Mrs B Slater (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Mrs N Wooldridge (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Mrs S Rolls-Thorneycroft (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Miss M Boden (Trustee with responsibility for Safeguarding)
Operation Encompass Letter
Domestic Abuse - Useful contacts
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With no long waiting times and no minimum criteria, Kooth is a fantastic way for young people to get the help and support they need, when they need it, rather than having to wait weeks for an appointment or in current times unable to access face to face support.
Meet Our Safeguarding Champions
Sandwell Safeguarding Champions is an initiative introduced this year by Sandwell Council to promote peer to peer support in keeping children safe. The children selected were trained in supporting and promoting safeguarding. They are now trained to talk to children and address any concerns they may have, with the assistance of our Safeguarding Team in school. Our Safeguarding Champions are present in the playground so that any child with a concern can talk to them, ensuring that children can express their worries and that they are assured that they will be taken seriously.