Meet the Safeguarding Team

Laura Ridley

Laura Ridley

College Leader for Safeguarding
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ann-Marie Dunleavey photo

Ann-Marie Dunleavey

Safeguarding Officer
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Emma Richardson photo

Emma Richardson​

Safeguarding Officer
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Cameron Quinn

Cameron Quinn​

Safeguarding Support Worker
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Deputy Safeguarding Leads

Natalie Grady, Emma Ivery, Laura Clarke, Lee Parfitt, Beth Bourne

Designated Teacher for Looked After Children: Mark Berry

Safeguarding Statement for Parents and Carers

Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst ensures that all children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment.

Children are taught and offered support to keep themselves safe, to develop positive and healthy relationships and to avoid situations where they might be at risk, including being exploited by others.

The academy has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular Police, Health and Children’s Services. Schools are not able to investigate concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances, the academy will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school is advised by Children’s Social Care or Police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers understandably feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset.

The academy follows legislation that aims to act in the best interests of the child. If you have any questions about this information, please speak to a member of staff.

DOWNLOAD: Safeguarding Policy

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Safeguarding News & Events

September 2022: Keeping your child safe in sport – free e-learning course | CPSU

July 2022: Safeguarding Support over the Summer Holiday

July 2022: MyTutor – The Screen Time Diet: helping your teen find balance with their tech

July 2022: Holiday Activities & Food programme Summer 2022

May 2022: Social media privacy guides.

May 2022: ‘The internet, relationships & you’ – advice on socialising online, online safety, getting support and sexual content online.

March 2022: Online grooming – a guide for parents

March 2022: Gameplay slang (level up your lingo) – a useful guide about the language used in online games

March 2022: Supporting your child if they see upsetting content online about what is happening in Ukraine (Childnet)

March 2022: How to talk to children about what’s happening in Ukraine and World War Three anxiety (Metro)

January 2022: Fake news has been a growing area of concern for years, none more so than the last couple of years. Internet Matters have a great page with information and resources for parents to discuss tackling fake news with their children. Read more

December 2021: Welcome Back Newsletter

December 2021: The Pump Christmas Week Flyer

December 2021: Discord app safety – What parents need to know | Internet Matters

November 2021: Understanding Your Child’s Mental Health

October 2021: Bonfire Night: Here are our top tips for a safe and fun night! – BBC

October 2021: How to stay safe when Trick or Treating – BBC

October 2021: Safer Schools – Netflix Guide

October 2021: Solihull School Nursing – Autumn Newsletter

September 2021: DITTO magazine –

August 2021: The Back-to-School Guide for an Online Generation – Ineqe Safeguarding Group

July 2021: Reporting Racism Online

July 2021: Download Home or Out Alone: A guide to help you decide if your child is ready to stay home or go out alone

July 2021: A collection of mock toys which mimic online abuse have been unveiled by a children’s rights group to highlight how certain behaviours permitted online would never be tolerated in the real world.-

July 2021: Free period products – The Academy provides a free period products to any students who need them, as often as they need them. These are kept in College offices, Student Services, Safeguarding and First Aid. Students just need to ask!

June 2021: Understanding your child’s mental health

June 2021: Common Sense Media To learn more about the games or apps your children are using, Common Sense Media covers thousands, which includes advice and reviews from other parents:

June 2021: Please be aware of a trend from TikTok where teenagers use tiny magnets as fake tongue piercings:

May 2021: 15 loneliness tips for young people

April 2021: How to sign up to Kooth 2020

March 2021: Online Safety DITTO Magazine

March 2021: School Nurse Service Newsletter

March 2021: Solihull #WeAreThinkingOfYou

February 2021: Snapchat Parent Guide

February 2021: Mental Health Resources for Children, Parents, Carers and School Staff from the Department for Education because it’s Children’s Mental Health

February 2021: CCO – Mental Health Guide to Coronavirus

February 2021: A guide for parents to keeping children safe online

Janurary 2021: Online Safety Newsletter

Janurary 2021: Safeguarding Children 10 Top Tips Parent Resource. This resource is designed to offer advice on how parents can safeguard their child/ren’s mental health and promote their wellbeing.

December 2020: A parent’s guide to being social online this December:

December 2020: Tweet 27 – Support for parents – add needs

November 2020: New parental controls on TikTok – BBC Article

November 2020: With the new gaming consoles at the top of many Christmas wish lists this year, this is a timely guide from Andy Robertson (GeekDadGamer) which includes how to set up a parent account and child accounts.

Setting up the Playstation 5 for your family – click HERE

November 2020: Virtual Dads Support Group – West Midlands

November 2020: Panorama – Is TikTok Safe? – BBC iPlayer

October 2020: Drop Down Day – Mental Health – Monday 5th October

October 2020: Online safety guidance for parents