Safeguarding at Codsall - Codsall Community High School
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Safeguarding at Codsall

Are you a student with something troubling you?

You can speak to any member of staff you feel comfortable talking with. All staff have received training and will know how to support you. Alternatively, you can email

Our Approach

Above anything else, it is our responsibility to do all we can to safeguard the young people in our care. Safeguarding is often incredibly complex and the individuals we work with will often find working with us challenging.

At Codsall High School, our Designated Safeguarding Leader (DSL) is Mrs Gwinnett, Deputy Headteacher. She is supported in this role by a three Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leaders, Mr. Maxfield, Headteacher; Mr. Slater, Inclusion Manager and Mrs. Page, Examinations Manager. These staff will work to support and challenge each other in safeguarding matters, to ensure that we make the right decisions to support young people.

Our approach to safeguarding is to share concerns, no matter how small with the DSL, who will have an overview of each situation. We believe it is better to think ‘what if I am right?’. We will always follow our policy and raise concerns we have at an appropriate level.


The school work to policies that meet the requirements of the following acts of law:

  • Section 17 and Section 47 of the Children Act 1989
  • Section 10 and Section 11 of the Children Act 2004
  • Section 175 and Section 157 of the Education Act 2002
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022

Our main policies are available from our Policies webpage.

Safeguarding (including Child Protection) Policy

Child on Child Abuse Policy


Online Safety Policy

Multi-agency Working

As a school, we work regularly with support from Staffordshire Children’s Advice Service and Wolverhampton Assessment & Child Protection Team, alongside other professional agencies. Working in this was is a legal requirement, to ensure effective safeguarding of young people.

If you have concern about any safeguarding matter you should in the first instance contact the school and speak with our DSL. Outside of school hours, or in the event that you have spoken to school and still have concerns, you can contact these teams directly using the information below.

Staffordshire Children's Advice and Support 0300 111 8007
Out of hours: 0345 604 2886
Wolverhampton Assessment & Child Protection Team 01902 555392
Out of hours: 01902 552999

Safer Recruitment

Codsall High School is committed to meeting all requirements of safer recruitment policy. All staff, governors and volunteers in regulated activity will be required to comply with appropriate checks conducted by the school in advance of starting.

The following statement is included in all roles advertised and every recruitment panel includes a member of staff that has completed the ‘Safer Recruitment’ training.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details regarding this check are available from schools or by visiting


Our staff have all completed training in the PREVENT duty and refresh this annually.

Our SPOC (Single Point of Contact) is Mrs. N Gwinnett. You can email