The academy has a very positive relationship with West Midlands Police. The academy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) meets regularly with the Perry Barr Police Panel. We work proactively with our Link Police Officer who is extremely helpful when called upon.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is a member of the Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) Working Group. This enables her to keep up to speed with local safeguarding issues.
In 2018 – 19, the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) took the opportunity to tour the new local Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub and meet the people involved there. This gave her the opportunity to see first-hand what the MASH team does and the challenges faced there.
The DSL completes the Section 175 Safeguarding audit for the Local Authority on time each year.
The DSL attends all local and city-wide safeguarding briefings run by the local authority where important information is disseminated. All of this information is then distributed to staff and governors via either Student Welfare meeting and/or reports to governors.
The DSL meets with other Lead DSLs from the Multi Academy Trust at least