Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is:

  • protecting children from maltreatment;
  • preventing the impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development;
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.


At County Bridge Primary, we have an unwavering commitment for ensuring our school is a secure and safe place for all, where learning can take place in a happy, friendly and nurturing environment. All staff working at County Bridge Primary School are aware of their first and foremost responsibility for safeguarding our children and promoting the development and wellbeing of every child.

We follow the child protection procedures defined by Walsall Safeguarding Children’s Board ( and the multi-agency thresholds guidance. We work with our partners to ensure we secure the best outcomes for our children.

Safeguarding Contacts at County Bridge Primary:

Mrs R Patel (Headteacher) Designated Safeguarding Lead
Miss F Snowball (Deputy Head) Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs S Mansell (Assistant Head/Inclusion) Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Mental Health First Aider

Wider Safeguarding Team:

Mrs B Farrington School Business Manager
Mrs J Webster School Administrator/Attendance
Miss C Bishop School Administrator/Attendance
Mrs N Wilkes Behaviour Support Worker

Reporting a Concern of Abuse or Neglect
If you suspect that a child or young person is being, or is at risk of being significantly harmed as a result of abuse or neglect, you must report this immediately:

During office hours Monday – Thursday 8.45am – 5.15pm
Friday 8.45am – 4.45pm

Call Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub: 0300 555 2866

Out of office hours (evenings, weekends and bank holidays)

Call the Emergency Response Team: 0300 555 2922

Our school participates in the jointly run operation between Walsall Council, West Midlands Police and schools called Operation Encompass. This operation has been set up to provide support for our children who have been present during incidents of domestic abuse.

Please click on the link here to access the letter to parents, explaining Operation Encompass.

Please click on the ‘Encompass’ sign to access Operation Encompass website for further information.

Walsall Prevent Programme - A Guide for Parents and Carers

Please see the information sheet below:

Walsall Prevent Programme – A Guide for Parents and Carers.

Further Information

For further safeguarding information see Walsall Safeguarding Partnership: