At West Bromwich Collegiate Academy, the safety and wellbeing of all of our students is of the highest importance; we have a collective responsibility to ensure that our children have all the support they need to flourish through their education. Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust has an outstanding safeguarding team that is responsible for all of the schools within the Trust. They work to ensure that children have the best opportunities and provide support to families when needed.

It is our responsibility to provide a secure environment for our children, where they are free to learn without barriers. All of our staff will complete statutory safeguarding training each year and will take part in additional training across a wide range of safeguarding areas such as: Domestic Violence and Abuse Support, Female Genital Mutilation, Child Sexual Exploitation, Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse.


Please click this link to go to our Safeguarding News and Updates area.


Reporting Concerns

All staff are trained in recognising the signs that a child may be at risk of or suffering from harm and are aware of the procedures to follow should they have a concern.

Our  procedures for reporting safeguarding concerns are displayed in all areas of the academy


Safeguarding Information Poster


Safeguarding Support for Students and Families

The safety and welfare of all our children is our priority. If you are concerned about a child please contact a member of our Safeguarding Team, or alternatively, Sandwell Children’s Trust. If you know that a child is in immediate danger, please contact the police by calling 999. 


Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Miss Emma Lewis: 0121 828 0685


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Mrs Emma Jones: 0121 295 8557

 Mr George Faux: 0121 295 4850

Mr Marcus Smith: 0121 281 3526


Or email: [email protected]


Can we please respectively remind you that these telephone numbers are for emergency reasons only, for example: if you are struggling to feed your children due to this difficult time or are worried about the mental well-being of a child.

To report a concern about a child (any child in Sandwell – they do not have to attend WBCA), please contact:

Sandwell Children’s Trust

0121 569 3100

We are finding that more and more students are struggling with anxiety and often have questions we can’t always answer. Here are a few services that may help with their anxiety and stresses.




Here are some useful websites which can help and support the health and wellbeing of our young people and families.

Various services will continue though they may change over the coming weeks. Please check individual websites for updates.

Food Banks

Food banks are open in our local towns. Please see individual websites for opening times and days.

Wednesbury Baking Bread
Walsall Street
WS10 9BY

West Bromwich Community Church
Victoria Street
B70 8EX

Great Barr Food Bank
St Bernard’s Church
Broome Avenue
B43 5AL

Physical and Mental Health Advice Support Services for Students

Operation Encompass

We are an Operation Encompass Academy.

Click here for the Operation Encompass website offering support for victims of domestic abuse.