Mansfield Green E-ACT Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The health and safety of all our children is paramount.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.
We will ensure that concerns about our children are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that this will result in further harm to the child.
At Mansfield Green, all adults understand that safeguarding is protecting children from harm and is everyone’s responsibility.
We ensure that children grow up in a safe environment at home and school which enables them to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully and happily.
If you have any concerns about child protection or safeguarding and are unable to contact our school then please contact:
Children’s Advice & Support Service (CASS) on 0121 303 1888.
Outside of normal office hours please call 0121 675 4806 for the Emergency Duty Team.
E-ACT and Mansfield Green have a duty of care to keep all pupils safe, are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils/ staff.
Our safeguarding team consists of Mrs G Chilton (Designated Safeguarding Lead), Miss C Patterson and Mrs L Smith (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead).
Our wonderful team also consists of Miss J Huggins and Mr I Ward who are our Pastoral Learning Mentors.
Any safeguarding concerns are reported and investigated.
We have an open door policy to all pupils, staff and parents so if you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school, please talk to one of the school’s safeguarding team.
Staying Safe Online
At school we encourage our children to be SMART:
S- Stay Safe. Keep safe by never sharing any personal or private information.
M- Meet. Never agree to meet someone online.
A- Accepting Files or Messages. Never accept a file or message from someone you don’t know!
R- Reliable. Sometimes people don’t tell the truth online. They could be lying about who they are.
T- Tell. Tell someone (a trusted adult) if you feel worried or upset by something online.
For more information please click below:
Children are taught how to keep themselves safe online through a combination of assemblies and lessons from their class teacher.
In particular, children are shown how to:
- use technology safely, respectfully and responsibility
- recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour online, such as cyberbullying
- recognise and understand what is real and what is fake online
- keep passwords and personal information safe
- report when they feel unsafe
- understand their online presence and how to be in control of their own privacy
We understand that it can be overwhelming to keep up-to-date with new technologies so we highly recommend using the resources below to keep your children safe online.
We have a range of printed guides within school that explain how you can keep your children safe online. Please speak to the Online Safety Mini-Lead (Mrs Sarhajpal) if you would like a copy or you would like to attend our regular parent workshop on keeping your children safe online.
This video from Internet Matters explains how to apply parental restrictions at home.
This wizard from Internet Matters guides you through the process of applying parental restrictions at home to many different types of devices, from mobile phones and tablets, to broadband routers and apps.
YOuTUBE KIDS – The simplest option (For tablets and phones)
Simply install the app on your children’s devices and remove the adult-version of YouTube. Your children will only be able to access specially selected content for their age group. The adverts are also suited towards children.
See more information about YouTube Kids at https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews/youtube-kids.
Setting up parental controls on YouTube
For parent controls and a YouTube app guide, click this link:
Alternatively, look at this video for a brief guide on how to do this.
Keeping Children safe onlinE
Mansfield Green E-ACT Primary Academy recommends the following resources to support parents in keeping their children safe online. It is essential that parents/carers are monitoring their child’s use of the internet in order to keep them safe.
|Keeping Children Safe Online
|To set up Parental controls on your home computers and mobiles then please see this website for advice:
|For all the latest on new platforms that students are using such as snapchat, particularly on mobile devices, then please visit:
|If you are worried about online sexual abuse then please contact both the Academy and CEOP:
|The UK Safer Internet Centre also has some useful information and can be accessed on:
|O2 and the NSPCC have come together to offer some really helpful advice on internet safety and the address is listed below:
|Some useful advice for parents/carers on internet safety
|Further advice for parents/carers on internet safety
Prevent Duty for Schools
As part of our ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties we are fully behind the government’s Prevent Strategy.
At Mansfield Green, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views.
The statutory guidance refers to the importance of Prevent awareness training to equip staff to identify children at risk of being drawn into terrorism and to challenge extremist ideas. The Home Office has developed a core training product for this purpose – Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP).
All our staff have received WRAP training sessions on what Prevent is and how to deal with any issues they may see inside or outside school.
Sources of Support and external support
Free, private and confidential services to discuss any worries or concerns
0121 303 1888
Emergency out-of-hours: 0121 675 4806
999 Emergency calls
101 Non-emergency calls
Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health (NHS)
0121 262 3555
(This line is available 24 hours, 7 days a week and can be used whether you are known to the service or not)
Forward Thinking Birmingham
0300 300 0099
Young Minds Charity
Crisis Messenger Text YM to 85258
Parents Helpline 0808 802 5544
0808 800 0028
Open 7 days a week 9.15am – 5.15pm (closed bank holidays)
Aston and Nechells Foodbank
07384 213 621 or 0121 359 0801
Birmingham Central Foodbank
0121 236 2997
Sources of Academy support
Please note that these sources of support are not monitored at all times, for emergency/urgent assistance please refer to the sources of external support.
Safeguarding email address
For any concerns around safeguarding please email
Gemma.Chilton@mga.e-act.org.uk to share your concern with our safeguarding team. Please include your contact details to help us assist you.
For enquires not relating to safeguarding please contact us on
Please also note you can telephone Mansfield Green E-ACT Primary Academy on 0121 464 6590.