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Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and at Yardley Wood Community Primary school we take safeguarding very seriously. If you have any concerns regarding the safety and well-being of a child, then please speak with one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads in school. 


Our Safeguarding Lead is Miss Blackwood. 

Our Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Mr Turner, Miss Palmer, Miss Walls, Miss Ford and Miss Jakeways. 



Safeguarding Policy 2023/24




We are a Thrive School: Thrive helps children and young people feel safe, supported and ready to learn.


Miss Ford and Miss Jakeways are Thrive practitioners who work with children to help them become more emotionally resilient and better placed to engage with life and learning. 


We undertake the Thrive approach throughout school, focussing on the emotional health and wellbeing of all of our pupils, to ensure they feel happy and safe and ready to learn. 



Advice and Support for Parents/Carers


The Pastoral Team (Miss Blackwood, Miss Ford and Miss Jakeways) are always available to parents/carers if you have any concerns. Just pop into the school office and ask to speak with someone. 


There are lots of useful websites offering advice and guidance to parents/carers within the Birmingham Early Help website. Follow this link to find out more: Birmingham Early Help


If you are worried about a child and don't want to talk to school about it, you can report this yourself by contacting Birmingham Children's Advice and Support Service on 0121 303 1888 or by emailing CASS at: In an out of office hours emergency, you can call the Duty Team on 0121 675 4806


Click on the links below to find out where you can seek support. 


The Waiting Room: Birmingham and Solihull Wellbeing ServicesThe Waiting Room               Birmingham Children's Trust



           NSPCC                            Online Advice for Parents                          

Support & Activities 


There are lots of opportunities for support for parents/carers within the local area. Below are some that might be of interest to you.