At New Leaf Centre we believe that it is always unacceptable for a child or young person to experience abuse of any kind. We understand that young people can experience abuse in many different ways. This can range from not meeting basic everyday needs to being physically hurt.  

It is our expectation that all pupils know that abuse in any form is not acceptable, and that all members of staff are available to help and listen, at any given time. We recognise that safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people is everyone’s responsibility. We follow Walsall Safeguarding Partnership procedures and acknowledge that the welfare of the child is at the centre of all decisions.

At New Leaf Centre it is our duty to respond promptly and appropriately to all concerns, incidents or allegations of abuse or neglect of a child. We work in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies.  Our statutory duties and supporting guidance are set out in  Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020.

Keeping children safe in education 2020 (Update January 2021)

Working together to safeguard children inter agency guidance.

New Leaf Centre CP and safeguarding policy September 2020

New Leaf Covid-19 Child Protection and Safeguarding policy

Walsall Mental Health Information Hub

Walsall Safeguarding Partnership have provided information and resources on the Adult Mental Health Information Hub (specifically around the suicide prevention/zero suicide agenda) with some signposting, including services for young people too. It has a strong focus on our Think Family approach, and also being aware and supportive of our colleagues wellbeing

Online Safety

We aim to help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately to you online? – you can report it to CEOP.


Please be aware of internet safety too, especially with the current climate. Children are spending much more time either gaming, or browsing the internet, here is some tips and advice on staying safe online.

Report Terrorist or extremist content online.

If you’ve seen or heard something that could potentially be related to terrorism, trust your instincts and report it. Your actions could save lives.


Outcome Star

 An Outcome Star and Teen Star is a worksheet designed to be used with young people. It is a positive, helpful process that supports young people to look at 6 different areas of their life and agree actions with support from their family support worker. The Outcome Star supports growth in education and realistic goals for our children’s futures.

We will always gain your consent prior to completing an Outcome Star and your child will be supported by a trained member of staff to complete each of the 6 areas of the outcome star. They will then score themselves through a journey of change and agree their own action plan.