Ensuring that our pupils are safe and well is something that we take very seriously at Summerhill School. We recognise our legal duty under section 175/157 of the Education Act 2002 to work with other agencies to ensure that pupils are protected from harm and to promote their welfare. We regularly work with CAHMS, counsillors, the NHS, local Primary Schools and the Police to ensure pupil safety and wellness.
All staff at Summerhill School have been DBS checked, as are regular professional visitors to the school. As part of our responsibility to keep children safe, staff are regularly trained in safeguarding and to recognise the signs of pupils who need further attention to be kept from harm. School have a very clear set of protocols that are followed to ensure concerns are followed up correctly, involving Social Services, Dudley Safeguarding Children Board or other agencies where necessary.
You can read a copy of our Safeguarding Policy, or request one from the school office.
Should you have any concerns about our pupils, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) either using the email addresses below or by calling the school reception on 01384 816165 making it clear that your message is for the DSL.