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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 commitment, 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 Safeguarding Children’s Advice and Support Service and Education L.A.D.O. on 0300 111 8007 *option 1

Contact Stoke-on-Trent Safeguarding Children’s Advice and Support Service 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).

  • 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.

The NSPCC have some fabulous support and advice for both parents and professionals. Their support for parents section offers lots of resources, from early parenting advice, to managing family life, friends and relationships, supporting yourself and young people, to staying safe online. These resources can help support us as parents and families, so that whatever family life brings, we feel supported.

Further support and advice can be found via:

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Contact the NSPCC Helpline

You can contact the NSPCC Helpline by calling 0808 800 5000emailing or completing our report abuse online form.

Due to an increase in demand across our service, our voice Helpline is currently available 10am–8pm Monday to Friday

You can still email or complete our report abuse online form at any time for free. 

You don’t have to say who you are. 

If you think a child is in immediate danger, please call the police on 999 straight away.

18 or under?

Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help.

0800 1111

Whilst being set in a wonderful community in fantastic grounds, Springcroft is also in very close proximity to busy, fast A roads and a mainline railway. Children, parents and families may find the resources below useful to support their safety whilst living in our community.

At school - Network Rail

Network Rail have got some great educational resources that encourage young people to stay switched on around the railway. The safety of people on and around the railway is all of our responsibility. Education is key, especially for young people. Network Rail has a range of age-targeted films, interactive games and activities, that teaches children and young people to be aware of risky behaviour and develop hazard-spotting skills.

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The UK government has been running road safety campaigns for more than 75 years. The Central Office of Information (COI) ran the government’s road safety campaigns until 2000, when THINK! was officially established as the government’s designated road safety campaign.

Since then, THINK! has become recognised internationally for its iconic and ground-breaking campaigns that have challenged dangerous behaviours on Britain’s roads. THINK! campaigns have evolved from encouraging the use of seat belts to tackling excessive speed, drink and drugs, and the use of mobiles at the wheel. In the decade that followed the conception of THINK!, road deaths in the UK reduced by 46%. 

THINK! has a range of age-targeted films, interactive games and activities, that teaches children and young people to be aware of risky behaviour and develop hazard-spotting skills.