If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact a member of our Safeguarding Team in person or via the school office: 01785 413275
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Mr M Brandon (Principal)
Our Deputy Safeguarding Leads are:
Mrs L Griffith (Senior Assistant Principal)
Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. If you have any concerns please raise them with the Designated Safeguarding Lead. If he is not available speak to one of the Deputy Safeguarding Leads.
If they are not available, any member of staff can respond appropriately to safeguarding concerns.
Any immediate concerns regarding a child's life should be reported to the police on 999.
Keeping Children Safe is Everyone's Responsibility
Most children enjoy generally safe and happy childhood experiences within their own family but unfortunately for some, this is not the case.
We all have a duty to protect children and this page will help you to access support if you are concerned that a child or young person is at risk of harm.
Who can help?
Reporting a Concern
We all have a duty to protect children and young people from harm. If you have any concerns about a child or young person it is always best to share them.
If you think a child is in immediate danger, contact the police on 999.
Telephone: 101 and ask for M.A.S.H. (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub)
Outside of MASH hours, report to the Area Communications Room
In an emergency always call 999
If a child is not in immediate danger but at risk of harm,
contact Staffordshire County Council's First Response Service.
Staffordshire County Council's ' Staffordshire Children's Advice and Support Service' :
Phone: 0300 111 8007
Open: Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm and Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Emergency Duty Service:
(Out of Hours Service)
Telephone: 0345 604 2886
Mobile: 07815 492613
What will happen next?
Social workers will follow up every report where they believe a child may be at risk of harm. They will talk to other people who know the child and may be able to provide a clearer picture. This includes teachers, health visitors and members of the child's family.
After this several things could happen:
- No further action will be taken
- Help and support will be offered to the family
- An investigation will take place
Who else can help?
The NSPCC is a registered charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK. On their website you can find advice on how you can keep children safe, where to go for help, and the latest news stories relating to child safety.
The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe? Take a look at our online safety page or below are links to further information regarding E-Safety that can help you stay safe online:
Food Banks in Stafford
- Rising Brook Community Church – 01785 214750
- House of Bread – 01785 243492
- Café 43 @ House of Bread – 01785 243492