Keeping Children Safe is Everyone's Responsibility
Most children enjoy generally safe and happy childhood experiences within their own family but unfortunately for some, this is not the case.
We all have a duty to protect children and this page will help you to access support if you are concerned that a child or young person is at risk of harm.
Reporting a Concern
We all have a duty to protect children and young people from harm. If you have any concerns about a child or young person it is always best to share them.
If you think a child is in immediate danger, contact the police on 999.
If a child is not in immediate danger but at risk of harm,
contact Staffordshire Children's Advice Service (formerly First Response).
Staffordshire Children's Advice Service (SCAS):
Phone: 0300 111 8007
Select option 1 - you will then be presented with further options depending on the nature of the enquiry.
Emergency out of hours service:
Telephone: 0345 604 2886
What will happen next?
Social workers will follow up every report where they believe a child may be at risk of harm. They will talk to other people who know the child and may be able to provide a clearer picture. This includes teachers, health visitors and members of the child's family.
After this several things could happen:
- No further action will be taken
- Help and support will be offered to the family
- An investigation will take place
If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact a member of our Safeguarding Team via the school office on 01782 392367
St Filumena's Designated Safeguard Lead is
Mr Matthew Killeen
St Filumena's Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is
Mr Edward Howard