Medical Needs and Protection

Medical Needs

Please try to ensure that medicines are administered at home. If that is not possible you are welcome to visit the academy to give your child their medication. If you are not able to do this then please contact the Office staff.

All medication must have the child’s name and dose clearly labelled and you are asked to complete a record form. An inhaler for Asthma should be kept by the child.

Child Protection

Child Protection and Safeguarding our children are of the utmost importance to everyone at Reaside Academy. If it is felt that any child is at risk in anyway the Headteacher will take the necessary action. If you have any concerns that a child is being harmed or at risk of being harmed, or if you receive a disclosure, no matter how insignificant the information may seem, please contact: Mrs Wiseman Headteacher, Miss Lawrence DSL Lead SEN Co-Ordinator, Mrs Kavanagh Learning Mentor, Mr Kemp, Miss Yelland or any other adult who will report your concern. Our first priority is children’s welfare and therefore there may be occasions when our concern about a child means that we have to consult other agencies even before we contact you.

The procedures we follow have been laid down by the Birmingham Safeguarding Children’s Board. The Designated Senior Person (DSP) is Miss Lawrence, Mrs Wiseman, Mrs Kavanagh, Miss Yelland or Mr Kemp is also a trained DSP and all staff have had training in Child Protection Procedures. Any adult however, will listen to concerns and will share that concern with the relevant people. Confidentiality will be respected but we can never promise not to pass on worrying information to Mrs Wiseman. Mrs Wiseman will decide whether or not parents, carers or outside agencies will be contacted.