Blessed William Howard

The Painsley Catholic Academy was established in 2012. We are the largest Catholic multi-academy company in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

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Safeguarding for students

This page is to help you to understand what we mean by safeguarding.  The information on here is to help you decide what could be a safeguarding problem and to explain who you should talk to.

You can also access all of this information in the PDF version below:

Safeguarding - Student Information

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of all our young people and to protect them from harm.  Safeguarding means: protecting children from abuse and maltreatment. Preventing harm to children's health or development. Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

All staff at BWH agree that we should:


  • Protect you from harm.


  • Make sure that nothing stops you being healthy or developing properly.


  • Make sure that you are safely looked after.


  • Make sure that you have the best life chances and can grow up happy and successful.


All BWH staff agree that to make sure you are safe we will:


  • Make sure the school is a friendly, welcoming and supportive place to spend time in. Somewhere you want to be.


  • Be there for you to talk to if you need to and know who to ask for help.


  • Give you safe messages in your lessons to help you learn how to look after yourself both online and in the real world.


  • Have all the right rules in place to help look after you. They will follow these rules all of the time (these rules are called policies).





What is meant by abuse? 

In and out of school  

What we do to help 

How you can keep yourself safe?

What will you learn in school to keep you safe? 

Who to go to for help