Child Protection and Safeguarding
The school takes its responsibilities for child protection and safeguarding with utmost priority and will always refer concerns to relevant and appropriate authorities. Safeguarding and pastoral care are a considerable strength of the school. The schools safeguarding statement covers safer recruitment’ ensuring all staff and volunteers are suitable to work with pupils. We continuously raise child protection and bullying awareness throughout the school through the self development programme and assemblies.
The school complies with regulations set by Birmingham Safeguarding Safeguarding Board and works very closely with local agencies to minimise risk. With safeguarding training and refresher courses staff are vigilant and proactive in identifying concerns within the settings relating to physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect or sexual abuse. Concerns are not left unrecorded, if need be disclosures are referred to the relevant safeguarding authorities.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
There is a large number of policies and all are available on request. Selected policies are available to download, below:
The SHARP System
There are many reasons why young people decide not to talk about incidents, whether that is due to not wanting to talk face to face, lack of confidence, scared, peer pressure or scared in case someone sees them talking to or seen in the schools office but to name just a few.
As a result the we have signed up to The SHARP System (Student Help Advice Reporting Page System) which allows young people to report any incidents which occur within the school and local community anonymously and without fear. Aside from the reporting tool SHARP delivers educational content to raise awareness on a wide range of subjects including: Bullying, Health, Community Issues, Weapons and Hate Crime.
The SHARP System promotes inclusion, safeguarding, e-safety and provides additional opportunities for students to report their concerns.
You can also access the school’s Sharp System by clicking on the following link
West Midlands Police
‘Future First Independent School is committed to keeping our students safe, both in school and the wider community. As part of our safeguarding arrangements, we have a two-way information sharing agreement in place with West Midlands Police. The agreement is compliant with Crime & Disorder Act 1998 (s.115) and Data Protection Act 1998(s.29.3; s.35.2.), and focuses on preventing young people from becoming involved or further involved in crime and anti-social behaviour as a victim or offender. If you have any queries about the partnership policy, please contact Mr Hussain 0121 551 4837.
Future First Independent School believes in ensuring all pupils feel included and catered for in every aspect of their school experience. There is a school – parent – pupil agreement which is signed by all parties. It identifies each parties roles and responsibilities. There is a network of support systems in place to help pupils who have been identified as having ‘special educational needs’ or require additional support. We aim to work in partnership with referring agencies and other professional bodies to ensure the needs of the young people are met.