The safeguarding and protection of our students is our absolute priority. We have an excellent reputation in our local area for our safeguarding and child protection practices and have developed very strong links with outside agencies and other schools to support this process.

Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL)

The DSLs at Oldbury have overall responsibility for the safeguarding and protection of the students at our school. We lead, however, a much wider team of staff who work to safeguard our students on a day-to-day basis. All of our staff are fully trained with regard to child protection, and all have a full and thorough knowledge of their role with regard to safeguarding.

Pupils say that they feel safe in school.” OFSTED 2017

Pupils are very well cared for at the school and their behaviour is good.” OFSTED 2017

The approach taken by leaders to keeping pupils safe, and supporting them when they are at risk, is diligent.” OFSTED 2017

Oldbury Academy Safeguarding Policy

Oldbury Academy is fully compliant with the most recent safeguarding and child protection legislation, and this is evidenced, and reported yearly through the Section 175 Audit.

Operation Encompass

In every force, in every school, for every child.

Operation Encompass is the early reporting on to schools that a child or young person has potentially been exposed to domestic abuse. We are part of Operation Encompass

what this means.

  • We are notified the day after any domestic incident where a child in our school may have been exposed to domestic abuse or violence.
  • We will not discuss this directly with the child but it will allow us to “check in” with them generally and provide additional support where needed.
If you have any concerns!

Get in touch...

If YOU have concerns about the safety of a child, please contact us at You can also telephone the school to report concerns you may have.


Safeguarding Is Everyone’s Responsibility

“If you have any concerns or suspicions, contact our free helpline service to speak to an NSPCC counsellor 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.” — NSPCC

If it relates to an Oldbury Academy student please contact Mr P. Davis, Deputy Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead via 0121 533 3750.

However, if a child is in immediate danger, please contact: