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Kingswinford Academy, Water Street, Dudley, West Midlands, DY6 7AD
Part of Windsor Academy Trust
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Kingswinford Academy is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our students in school. We believe that students have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse, where staff are vigilant for signs of any student in distress and are confident about applying the processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.

We follow the Dudley Safeguarding People Partnership procedures. Policies relating to safeguarding are available from this website or directly from the school.

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm - safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment - and that we all feel safe in our environment. If your child is ever concerned about safety or wellbeing or about a friend, they should talk to someone such as a parent or a member of staff.

Talking helps, and if these people agree there is a problem, they will find other people to help. If you want to email us regarding a bullying issue, then please email your child’s Head of Year.

Designated Safeguarding Lead

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Fletcher. Mrs Fletcher can be contacted at

Kingswinford Academy Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Mrs S Fletcher

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

  • Mrs J Airey
  • Mr A Jones
  • Mr T Macdonald
  • Miss A Wall
  • Mr J Wilkes
  • Mrs S Wilkinson
  • Ms J Willmitt
  • Mr Cotterill
  • Mrs Harrold

Useful websites and information

Our approach to safeguarding complies with the Department for Education’s key guidance document Keeping Children Safe In Education.

Other Useful Websites and information


Child Safety

  • Family life today: where's the risk?
  • Child Safety Week: Parents' Pack
  • NEW Dedicated NSPCC helpline 0800 136 663 
    This new helpline has been created to provide both children and adults who are potential victims of sexual abuse in schools with the appropriate support and advice. This includes how to contact the police and report crimes if they wish. The helpline will also provide support

Child Sexual Exploitation

Domestic Violence



Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Forced Marriage

International Child Abduction

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans

  • Stonewall, the leading charity and organisation for the LGBT+ community, have produced advice for parents/carers who think their child may be gay

Local Authority Safeguarding Information

Mental Health


Advice for Parents