Safeguarding at Ferndale Primary School


Ferndale Primary School is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children in our care.

We have an expectation that all staff and visitors to our school will behave in a way which ensures our children are safeguarded at all times. This expectation involves a duty for any safeguarding concerns to be reported.

If you are concerned about the welfare of any child or vulnerable adult then please discuss this with

Mr B Sansom: 0121 357 3326

or the DEPUTY DSLs:
Mrs R Gillett
Mrs N Poole
Mr B Finlan

Mrs S Robathan
Miss C Sykes
Mrs C Hall
Mrs J O’Connor 

Our Safeguarding Governor is Mr S Sparkes

Information from Sandwell Council about what to do if you think a child is at risk is available by clicking here.

If you think a child is in immediate danger then you should contact the police 999
or Sandwell Council Children’s Social Care Team: 0121 569 3100

If children are unhappy they can speak to

Childline: 0800 1111 or NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000

Everyone working with our children, their parents and carers should be aware

  • Their role is to listen and note carefully any observations which could indicate abuse.
  • They should not attempt to investigate once the initial concern is raised.
  • They should involve the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) immediately.
  • If the DSL is not available a Deputy DSL should be contacted.
  • Disclosures of abuse or harm from children may be made at any time.
  • If there are any concerns about a member of staff, this must be shared with the Head Teacher and not the DSL.

Safeguarding Advice and Support

Below are some links to different safeguarding website with further information.