Safeguarding Alert

Date: Monday 4th July 2022 at 8:20am 

Location: Wednesbury area


A student was walking past the Bensons for Beds shop on the retail park in Wednesbury and was approached by two men in a black Peugeot jeep. The jeep pulled up alongside the student and repeatedly asked her to get into the car. The student told them to go away and kept walking to school. The men continued to follow, and the student phoned her dad and the jeep sped off.


Description: two males; one male of mixed ethnic background, and the second male was white with black hair, both approximately 19-20 years‑old.


Police have been notified.

Date: Thursday 23rd June 2022

Location: Oldbury Area


Two students were approached yesterday (Thursday 23 June 2022) on Hurst Road, near Salop Road shops, by a male asking which school they go to and if they knew one of the other students. The student the male was asking about said an unknown male had made friends with him a couple of days ago.


Description: male, approximately 5'7” tall with dark hair and tanned clean skin. 


The police have been notified.

Date:  Wednesday 11 May 2022 at 4.15pm

Location:    Tipton Area


A report has been received of an incident that happened on Wednesday 11 May 2022 at approximately 4.15pm. A student was leaving school when a male in a white van drove past him on Gospel Oak Road. The van slowed down, and the male stared at the student. The van turned around and drove back in the direction of the student, who then ran into a public house. When the student came out the van was gone.


Description: male, in his 30’s, dark hair and wearing a red top and driving a white Volkswagen van.


The police have been notified

Date:   Monday 4th April 2022 at 3.10pm


Location:    Hawfield Road, Oldbury

A report of an incident has been received that on Monday 4 April 2022 at 3.10pm, a parent with her child was walking up Hawfield Road when a white van pulled up beside them. The van had the window open and continued to drive alongside them and the driver said to the passenger “I want that child”. The parent grabbed the child and ran back to school. The van then drove off down City Road.

Description: two Asian males.

The police have notified.


Date:  Tuesday 29 March 2022, 3.55pm

Location:    Langley High Street, Oldbury

A report has been received that students were followed by a male when they were on the way home.

Description: white male, wearing black jeans and a black and white striped top.

Police have been notified.

Date: Monday 14 March 2022, 2.45pm

Location:  Wood Green Road, Wednesbury


A report has been received that two students were walking from school when they became aware of a male behind them, who they felt was following them. The male had a phone in his hand and the students were unsure if the male was videoing them.


Description: male, approx. 5’6” tall, mid-40s, overweight, with ginger hair at the front of his head and shaved at the back.


The police have been notified.

Date: Wednesday 26 January 2022, approximately 3.15pm

Location: Foster Street, Smethwick


A student has reported that a male has been hanging around in a white van before and after school . He appears to stare at her and on some occasions has followed her.


Description: Asian male, medium build with short hair and a stubble beard.


The police have been notified.

Safeguarding Team

Name Title
Mrs J Wood Safeguarding Lead
Mrs B Smith Deputy Safeguarding Lead

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