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The safety and wellbeing of all at King Edward VI Five Ways is paramount.

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The School’s Vision Statement
Within a friendly, caring and stimulating community, Five Ways will educate able young people from all backgrounds and prepare them for life.


The DSL Team

Mr C Walker - Lead DSL

Sixth Form DSL

Mr R Russell - Deputy Lead DSL

Mr E Turner

Ms K Handley

Mrs C Ryan

11 - 16 DSL

Mrs S Tyrie - Deputy Lead DSL

Mrs J Hatton

Mr M Feeney

Miss V McMahon

Mrs L Tolley

Mrs S Guthrie


Building resilience of young people and the promotion of fundamental British values is at the heart of preventing radicalisation. Schools can do this by providing safe places in which children can discuss controversial issues, and be given the knowledge and confidence to challenge extremist beliefs and ideologies.

For an introduction to the Prevent duty and an explanation of how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised, HM Government has created an e-learning module following consultation with a range of individuals and organisations. The module has been created with the feedback of teachers, local authority officials, community-based groups, youth workers and many others.

Online Safety for 11 - 18s (CEOP)

CEOP has created a new website for teenagers called 'The internet, relationships & you' and offers advice on socialising online, online safety, getting support and sexual content online. CEOP is a part of the National Crime Agency.

The website can be found here:

Online Safety Policy

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Operation Encompass

Our school works in partnership with West Midlands Police on a project by the name of Operation Encompass. This project involves the reporting to schools when a child or young person has been exposed or involved in any Domestic Violence incidents.


As you are aware, we aim to give your child the best start to education. This includes ensuring they are confident, happy individuals. We take pride in their on-going positive development. As a school we have a duty to support your child within any sensitive issues that may arise.

A named Police Officer will share information in confidence with the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead. We advocate supporting children and families at King Edward VI Five Ways School.  Our School will offer you a listening ear, support and advice as a whole family approach. This service will be treated highly confidentially.


We are keen to work in partnership with the Police and feel this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

Local Authority - In Birmingham if you are concerned about a child you can report your concerns to the City of Birmingham Children’s Services Multi-Agency and Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0121 675 4806.

Report a concern to CEOP that a child is being groomed online or sexually exploited

To report other safeguarding concerns that have specific reporting procedures:

  • Forced marriage – contact

  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – contact NSPCC FGM Helpline 0800 028 3550

  • Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) – contact 0121 303 1888 or 0121 675 4806 (outside office hours)

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