Worried about a child?

Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. 

If you see or hear any information that concerns you regarding safeguarding, please speak to Mrs Julie Pilmore (Head Teacher) who is our Designated Safeguarding Leader. Alternatively, you can speak to Miss Amy Stonier (Deputy Head) who is our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Julie Pilmore
Head Teacher
01543 227 210

For out of school hours concerns:

Staffordshire Children’s Advice and Support (SCAS)
Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 5pm
Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Telephone: 0300 111 8007

Emergency out-of-hours:
Telephone: 0345 604 2886 or in an emergency call 999

Purpose of our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Our policy supports a strong school culture of safeguarding and provides clear direction to all stakeholders about expected practice in dealing with safeguarding concerns and issues.

It makes explicit the school’s commitment to the development of best practice and effective procedures, ensuring that safeguarding concerns and referrals are handled sensitively, professionally and in a way that supports and protects the needs of the child at all times.

Our culture of safeguarding has three clear drivers:

  1. Prevention: by creating a positive, safe and secure school ethos and providing high quality teaching and pastoral support to pupils
  2. Protection: by following agreed procedures and ensuring staff are appropriately recruited, trained and supported to respond appropriately and sensitively to safeguarding concerns
  3. Support: by providing support for all pupils and staff with a strong focus on particularly vulnerable pupils who may require bespoke interventions.

This means that everyone at Christ Church C of E Primary School is committed to:

  • protecting children from harm at all times
  • preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
  • working in partnership with parents and external agencies to keep children safe

External link support for families

The links listed below are to provide parents/carers with different options of specialist providers who can deliver specific provision for individual needs and/or family support.

SEND Support

The Staffordshire Local Offer:

ADHD advice and support:

Autism advice and support:

Dyslexia advice and support:

Family support

School Nurse:

Freephone 08081780611 option 1

Web link: Your school age child (5-19): Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (

Staffordshire Young People Service: 

Contact email:

Phone Number: 01782 418518

Website link: Stay Well CYP services for children & young people in Stoke-on-Trent (

Early Help:

Web link: Early Help – Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board (

Mental Health support

Action for children:

Website referral link: Make a referral — Staffordshire Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service (

Children’s voice

At Christ Church Primary School, we hold great value in our children’s voice. We believe that it is really important to gain their views and opinions about our school and their learning.

Staff in school frequently spend time discussing learning with our children; what they have enjoyed, what they have learnt and what the adults in school can do going forward to continue to support their learning and progress. By carrying out children voice, we know that our children love attending Christ Church:

‘Pupils say they are happy at school and love their learning. When asked what they like about the school, they say, ‘Everything!’ Ofsted 2022.

With the help of our children’s thoughts and opinions, we can continue to ensure that Christ Church is the best place it can be for all who attend.

Useful links

Safeguarding policies


Keeping Children Safe in Education

September 2023

Children's SEF

2023 - 2024
Children's Safeguarding Questionnaire Responses