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Prevent, Safeguarding and Whistle blowing

There is a strong culture of safeguarding across the school. Staff are trained to identify signs of abuse and other risks of harm. They report any concerns they have about a pupil’s welfare. Leaders work well with outside professionals, including the police and social services. The school’s pastoral team goes over and above to provide additional support for pupils and their families. Staff teach pupils how to keep themselves safe. This includes staying safe online and understanding what safe and healthy relationships look like. – Ofsted, November 2022

Springcroft Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding committment, including our Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. 

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr Stephen Drew (Headteacher).

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) is Mrs Emma Gleave (Emotional and Wellbeing Lead).

Contact Staffordshire First Response, Educational Safeguarding Officer and Education L.A.D.O. on 0300 111 8007 *option 1

Contact Stoke on Trent First Response, Educational Safeguarding Officer and Education L.A.D.O. on 01782 235100

“All staff have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour. Pupils are respectful to adults and to other pupils. Pupils say bullying is very rare. When there are any issues, pupils are confident staff sort things out quickly”. (Ofsted, November 2021).

  • Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board
    This site primarily provides safeguarding information for professionals and volunteers in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, as well as also providing information for members of the public, parents and carers, and children and young people, on some of the key issues that can affect the well-being and safety of children.