Safeguarding Statement

We are committed to safeguarding and work together to create a safe and supportive environment for all students, staff and visitors.

Our safeguarding governor is Mr. D. Whitehouse

The school’s safeguarding team are shown below:

Designated Safeguarding Leader:

Mr L. Salkeld – Headteacher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader:

Mrs R. Malli – Welfare Lead

Mrs. R Cheadle – Welfare Assistant

Mr. C. Barnes – Deputy Headteacher

Safeguarding Governor:

Mr. D Whitehouse


SEN Progress Leader:

Mrs. C. Walker – Designated Teacher for LAC/SENCO

Level 2 Trained:

Mr. A. Mitchell- Assistant Headteacher

Level 2 Trained:

Mr. A. Griggs – Assistant Headteacher

Safeguarding Contacts:

MASH: 0300 555 2866

Out-of-Hours: 0300 555 2922

Police: 101/999

Tina Cooper: 01922 654040

LADO (Allegations against staff): 07432 422205

Walsall Child Protection procedures, supporting agencies and training events are accessed at

Domestic abuse support in the West Midlands during COVID-19

North Parent Telephone Support Line

HouseParty – What parents need to know

At St Francis of Assisi Catholic College, we are working in partnership with West Midlands Police and Walsall Children’s Services to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic abuse in their household; this scheme is called Operation Encompass.

On receipt of any information, the Welfare Lead, Rebecca Malli or Designated Safeguarding lead will decide on the appropriate support the child requires.  All information sharing and resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with ‘Operation Encompass Joint Agency Protocol for Domestic abuse’. We will record this information and store this information in accordance with record keeping procedures around Safeguarding the wellbeing of children and young people.