Worried about a child?

Walmley Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) with responsibility for Child Protection is Mrs Helen Murphy (in her absence the Deputy DSLs, Mrs Amy Baines, Mrs Leah Whittall and Miss Jenny Steele).

We recognise that some children may be the victims of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse and all staff are well placed to identify such abuse and respond quickly and effectively. If a child makes a disclosure or we have any concerns, this may result in a difficult conversation with you as we will always act in the best interest of the child.  If you do have a concern about a child’s well-being, please report this to Mrs Murphy, Mrs Baines, Mrs Whittall or Miss Steele or any member of staff as an initial point of contact. Alternatively, you may ring Children’s Advice & Support Service directly on 0121 303 1888.

You can also view our Safeguarding Policy on our policies page.

If you are the victim of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse, Walmley Infant School is a safe place. You can talk to Mrs Murphy in confidence for advice and support.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mrs Helen Murphy
Walmley Infant School
0121 351 1355

In her absence the Deputy DSLs:
Mrs Amy Baines, Mrs Leah Whittall and Miss Jenny Steele.

For out of school hours concerns:

Birmingham CASS
Monday to Thursday: 8:45am to 5:15pm
Friday: 8:45am to 4:15pm
Telephone: 0121 303 1888

Emergency out-of-hours:
Telephone: 0121 675 4806 or in an emergency call 999

Purpose of our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Our policy supports a strong school culture of safeguarding and provides clear direction to all stakeholders about expected practice in dealing with safeguarding concerns and issues.

It makes explicit the school’s commitment to the development of best practice and effective procedures, ensuring that safeguarding concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in a way that supports and protects the needs of the child at all times.

Our culture of safeguarding has three clear drivers:

  1. Prevention: by creating a positive, safe and secure school ethos and providing high quality teaching and pastoral support to pupils
  2. Protection: by following agreed procedures and ensuring staff are appropriately recruited, trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to safeguarding concerns
  3. Support: by providing support for all pupils and staff with a strong focus on particularly vulnerable pupils who may require bespoke interventions.

This means that everyone at Walmley Infant School is committed to:

  • protecting children from harm at all times
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
  • working in partnership with parents and external agencies to keep children safe

Useful links

Safeguarding policy


Keeping Children Safe in Education

September 2023