Summary of Child Protection Information for Visitors and Volunteers

Queensbridge School is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted to our care. Our school/service will support all children by:

  • Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school,
  • Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness,
  • Effectively tackling bullying and harassment.

We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Staff working with children are well-placed to identify such abuse.

At Queensbridge School, in order to protect our children, we aim to:

  • Create an atmosphere where all our children can feel secure, valued and listened to,
  • Recognise signs and symptoms of abuse,
  • Respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to cases of suspected abuse.

If you have a concern that a child is being harmed, is at risk of harm, or you receive a disclosure (intentionally or unintentionally), you must contact the following staff member as quickly as possible.

cropped-ian-37837.jpg Mr I Horgan
DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

If this person is not available, please contact any of the following staff:


Miss M Kasim
Deputy DSL


Mrs J Ashton

Deputy DSL


Mrs H Reeves

Headteacher & Deputy DSL

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

  • 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, the Head or Deputy DSLs should be contacted,
  • Disclosures of abuse or harm from children may be made at any time.

If anything worries you or concerns you, report it straightaway.

Our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy can be accessed on the policies page.



Birmingham Safeguarding Children Hub (referrals can be made by anyone concerned about a child)

Sharp (pupils can confidentially report incidents or concerns)

Pause (a self-referral facility with a drop-in for young people to discuss mental health difficulties)