Rivers Primary Academy, Livingstone Road, Blakenall, Walsall, WS3 1LY
Part of Windsor Academy Trust
safeguarding at rivers primary academy


Our school is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children. We are proud of the safe and happy environment that we provide and the supportive relationship our staff have with our children - something that Ofsted highlighted in our latest Ofsted Report.

If you have any concerns about the safety and wellbeing of a child, contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead using the details below.

Safeguarding Team

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs C Dawes
  • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs L Wright, Miss B Anderson, Miss M Stone 
  • SENCO: Miss M Stone
  • Safeguarding Officer: Miss J Gamwell
  • Pastoral Leader: Mrs K Moorhouse 

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs C Dawes and can be contacted at cdawes@rivers.windsoracademytrust.org.uk

If Mrs Dawes is unavailable, speak to our Safeguarding officer (Miss J Gamwell) by calling 01922 710064.

As a school, we pride ourselves on the support that we offer our families, including the Early Help Offer. If you are in need of family support, a member of our pastoral team will be happy to speak to you. You can contact Mrs Moorhouse kmoorhouse@rivers.windsoracademytrust.org.uk

Useful websites


Child sexual exploitation

Domestic violence

Radicalism and extremism



Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Forced Marriage

International Child Abduction

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans

  • Stonewall, the leading charity and organisation for the LGBT+ community, have produced advice for parents/carers who think their child may be gay

Local Authority Safeguarding Information

Mental Health