BerkswichCE Primary School

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Safeguarding at Berkswich


As a church school, Berkswich C.E. Primary School is committed to every child having a safe and happy upbringing, where children are free to grow up with integrity and dignity. Anyone who joins our school will be expected to share this commitment and should any concerns arise, to be proactive in following procedures and seeking advice from appropriate agencies as outlined in our safeguarding policy.


In school, our designated safeguarding lead is Ms Jackson, our deputy safeguarding leads are Mrs Joint and Mrs Andrews. Mrs Newman, our pastoral lead and ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant), is co-DDSL. Our Safeguarding governor is Mrs Cashmore. A list of these names is displayed in the entrance hall for visitors and parents to view and the information has also been shared with the children. Further contact details may be accessed via our Safeguarding Policy. (See Statutory Policies Page).


To find out more about safeguarding policies and procedures (including Whistleblowing, Staff Code of Conduct, Anti-bullying, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Allegations of Abuse Against Staff, Safeguarding Policy, Child friendly Safeguarding Policy, Operation Encompass policy, Intimate Care Policy, Computing policy, Digital literacy , SRE Policy, Behaviour, Suspension and Exclusion Policy and Prevent Policy), please go the policies section of our website. Please note the list above is not exhaustive.

Statutory Policies and Documents (including linked Policies) | Berkswich CE Primary School (


For Further Information


As a parent, carer, relative, neighbour, member of the public or a professional who has contact with children, you may be concerned about the welfare and safety of your own child or a child you know. These concerns could be about their appearance, behaviour, development or how they are being cared for. More information and advice can be found on the Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board website. 


The Front Door (First Response) Phone Number  


Freephone: 0300 111 8007 (Monday to Thursday, 8:30am-5:00pm and Friday 8:30am-4:30pm)

Emergency out of hours: 0845 604 2886


  • Have you got a serious concern about the safety of a child or young person up to the age of 18?  
  • Do you think a child or young person is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed?
  • Are you worried that a child is living in circumstances where they are treated badly and not cared for properly?


Contact Staffordshire Front Door (First Response)

Childline Contact Details