At Ormiston Forge Academy we recognise the importance of safeguarding all students and staff.

We pride ourselves on ensuring that all students are able to learn in an environment which is both safe and supportive, whilst recognising the individual needs of all our students.

In order to support the safeguarding work that is undertaken here at the academy, we have a dedicated safeguarding team who are available should you or your child have concerns about any safeguarding issues.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs G Griffiths – [email protected]
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs G Butler- [email protected]
Safeguarding Governor: Stephen Rayner – [email protected]

These links, in particular, will support parents in understanding safeguarding in various environments:

Sandwell Children’s Safeguarding Partnership (Sandwell CSP) is a partnership of all the different organisations working to protect children and young people across the county. This website brings together information for children, young people and their families and the professionals who work with them. Safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s responsibility. CLICK HERE
Sandwell Family Life Link

If you have concerns regarding someone who works with a child including foster carers and volunteers these should be reported to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO). This applies to all paid, unpaid, volunteers, casual, agency employees or anyone working in a self-employed capacity. CLICK HERE

This section of the Forge website will support parents and students in staying safe at the Academy and beyond.

Mrs G Griffiths
Designated Safeguarding Lead


OFA Forge GOODThe arrangements for safeguarding are effective and there is a clear culture of safeguarding across the school. Rigorous systems are in place to keep pupils safe. Regular training is provided for staff, which results in them being knowledgeable about what they need to do if they are concerned about any pupil’s welfare. The school works effectively with other agencies in order to appropriately safeguard pupils and learners.


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