Central Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people in our school in order to create a welcoming and safe environment for all who attend. We expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

Our dedicated Student Welfare Team are available to support with any concerns you may have.
While we are working from home: If you are a student that needs help and advice you can contact our Student Welfare Team (Mr O’Brien, Mrs Shell-Macleod, Mrs Patel or Mr Robinson) on the following email address: safeDSL@corecentral.academy 

You can contact our Student Welfare Team during school hours: Mr O’Brien, Mrs Shell-Macleod, Mrs Patel or Mr Robinson on 0121 729 7160

Helpful Resources:

SEND Support and Guidance

Anxiety Booklet

Students against depression. Are you or someone you care about feeling persistently sad, low, anxious or empty? Depression is more common than you might think – 1 in 10 people will experience depression and/or anxiety in any one year. Students Against Depression offers information and resources validated by health professionals alongside tips and advice from students who have experienced it all themselves.


Childline 0800 1111
Pause (Forward Thinking Birmingham) www.forwardthinkingbirmingham.org.uk
Young Minds https://youngminds.org.uk/
Papyrus (Suicide Prevention Charity) 0800 0684141


CEOP Internet Safety https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Chathealth – Birmingham and Sandwell

All young people in Birmingham and Sandwell aged 11-19 can receive confidential support on physical and emotional wellbeing and hot teenage topics such as bullying and sexual health by sending a brief text message

07480 635485 – Birmingham & Sandwell



Kooth: A free, safe and anonymous online support for young people (11-19 years plus) available at all times at www.kooth.com. It includes accessing online counselling support. Monday-Friday: noon-10pm. Saturday and Sunday: 6pm – 10pm. www.kooth.com
The BBC also has an excellent resource on protecting your mental health  www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799
The Trussell Trust Foodbanks. We have links with these foodbanks and can issue vouchers to families who might need them. https://www.trusselltrust