Scroll to content
School Logo

St. Mary's C.E. Primary School

With God’s strength, we reach for the stars

Google Search


Google Translate




Schools play an essential role in protecting children from abuse. Staff have close, regular contact with children and young people. They're in a strong position to:

  • identify child protection concerns early
  • provide help and support
  • help children understand how to stay safe from abuse
  • refer a child to relevant agencies


Safeguarding responsibilities

Schools have a statutory duty to protect children in their care. They must have:

  • a child protection policy
  • child protection procedures
  • a designated lead for child protection - both on the board of trustees and in the senior management team
  • safe recruitment processes


The school environment must be a safe place for children. And schools must ensure that adults who work in the school, including volunteers, don't pose a risk to children.


Staff should receive training in how to identify and respond to child protection concerns.


The Designated lead for Safeguarding at St Marys CE Primary school is: Mrs Clare Morton (Head Teacher)

The Deputy Designated leads for Safeguarding at St Marys CE Primary school  is: Miss Deb Challenger (Home School Link Officer), Mrs Catherine Miah (Assistant Head Teacher), Miss Anna Doorbar (Assistant Head Teacher), Mrs Anne Mutarah (KS1 Lead).

The link trustee for Safeguarding at St Marys CE Primary school is: Fr John Stather (Chair of governors)


Local Authority contact information

Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board 


Concerned about a child Staffordshire

Call Staffordshire County Council’s First Response Service:

Phone: 0800 1313 126

Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5:00pm Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Emergency Duty Service: (Out of Hours)

Telephone: 0345 604 2886 Mobile: 07815 492613



Call Stoke-on-Trent Safeguarding Referral Team:

Phone 01782 235100

Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5:00pm Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Emergency Duty Team (Out of hours)


General enquiries

Phone: 01785 277151



Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board

1 Staffordshire Place, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 2DH

Telephone: 01782 234234

Operation Encompass School