Working together to safeguard children
West Midlands UTC is committed to the safeguarding of all of our students.
As such, we understand that multi-agency working is essential in safeguarding children. Our duty to protect the students in our care from significant harm, depends on our effective joint working with a range of external agencies. Early help is also provided through excellent pastoral support and the initiation of Common Assessment Frameworks, where required.
The Safeguarding team
Claire Gleeson, Student Support Leader, is the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead Teacher. Simon Maxfield and Simon Smith are all Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads. Any concerns about student safety should be referred to any of the above members of staff.
Our first priority at the UTC is to make all our students feel safe and happy. All the staff in the team are trained to deal with any safeguarding issues. Come and see us, call us or email us if you are feeling unsure, unsafe or are worried about someone else.
Student Support Leader,
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Assistant Vice Principal
Safeguarding Officer, SENCO
Student Conduct Leader,
At the UTC, we currently work with a range of agencies across nine local authorities, both internal and external, to safeguard and support the students in our care. These include:
How can I keep myself safe?
If there is something or someone worrying you at the UTC, you can tell any member of staff who will be able to get you the support you need from one of the team.
How can I tell someone?
How do I stay safe around school?
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Further information and advice
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