Safeguarding is defined as protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of health and/or development, ensuring that children grow up in the provision of safe and effective care and optimising children’s life chances.  This definition was taken from The Elliot Foundation Child Protection and training Policy (found here)


Safeguarding Concerns About a Pupil?

Should you have a concern for a pupil's safety, and it is within the school day (Office open between the hours of 8:50am - 3:30pm), please contact the school on 0121 4644635 and ask to speak to one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads.  These nine staff have undertaken the relevant training to co-ordinate concerns regarding children's safety and are also able to liaise with the relevant outside agencies to ensure children remain safe.  If your concern falls outside of the school day, please telephone the Multi-Agency Safeguarding HUB (MASH) on 0121 303 1888 or e-mail

Kings Rise Academy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL)

Mrs Noonan


Mrs Cruse

(Assistant Principal) 

Mr Menton

(Assistant Principal) 

Mrs Brookes

(Family Support and Child Protection Officer)

Miss Smith


Mr Edgerton

(Vice Principal)

Mr Byrne

(Assistant Principal) 

Mrs Somers

(Inclusion Coordinator)

Mrs Mcelwee


Miss Kausar

(Federation IT/Computing curriculum Lead) 

Concerns About a Pupil Who Does Not Attend Kings Rise?

There are times where you may have a safeguarding concern about a pupil who does not attend Kings Rise.  Should this be the case, please telephone the Multi-Agency Safeguarding HUB (MASH) on 0121 303 1888 or e-mail

Useful Links

The Birmingham Children's Safeguarding Board page can be found at

The NSPCC has also generated guidelines for organisations to ensure the effective safeguarding of children.

The Government has also produced guidelines to support organisations in ensuring the effective safeguarding of children and young people.