As stated in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022’, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play, In order to fufill this responsibility effectively, all practitioners must ensure their approach is child-centred, at all times, and what is in the best interest of the child should be considered.


At Fibbersley Park Academy, we have a strong commitment to the safeguarding of our children and young people. Our staff are trained and safeguarding is high on our school agenda.
We ensure a strong safeguarding culture in our school by doing the following:

  • Ensuring our children are able to identify trusted adults in school and discuss any worries or concerns or worries they may have.
  • Ensuring safeguarding runs through our curriculum by linking in with local support agencies such as Street Teams.
  • Ensuring all staff are trained to a high level with up-to-date training/resources and are confident in their role within safeguarding in school.

Supporting Parents at Fibbersley Park Academy

Staff at Fibbersley Park Academy work with parents to identify support at the right level at the right time, concerns raised in school will always be discussed with parents and consent will be sought from parents in order to make any referrals to other support agencies.

Early Help

Fibbersley Park Academy is dedicated to providing the right support to families at the right time, we do this through a process called Early Help. Early Help is the term used to describe the support we give to children, young people and their families. We do this through a multi-agency approach to provide whole family support linking in with Locality Teams, School Health, School Nurses, Housing, Domestic Abuse Workers, Police and Mental Health Services.

Click on the link below for further information on Early Help.

Early Help – Information about Walsall Council’s Early Help resources to support children and families who are struggling

However, if it was deemed that seeking consent may pose a risk of further significant harm to a child, place a vulnerable adult at risk or jeopardise police or Children’s Services investigations then consent would not be requested to refer onto support agencies for a child.

Safeguarding and other related policies are available on our school website, click here.

Walsall MASH

If you are worried about the safety of a child, then please contact Walsall Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub for Advice and support on 0300 5552866, selecting Option 2.

Click on the link below for additional information.

Walsall Safeguarding Partnership – Report a concern for a child


If you require additional help or support, please contact a member of our safeguarding team.

Mrs L. Flemings – Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss M. Hughes – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs K. Sugars – Headteacher
Mr D. Brewin – Deputy Headteacher
Mrs H. Darby – Learning Mentor