Our Lady & St. Werburgh's Catholic Primary School

Fiat Voluntas Dei - May God's will be done

Seabridge Lane, Clayton, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 4AG

(01782) 973 888


Safeguarding and protecting the children is our highest priority.  We have a rigorous system to ensure the safety of the children at all times. 

The following policies are used to structure and reinforce these procedures.


Safeguarding Policy

Child-friendly Safeguarding Policy

Child-on-Child Abuse Policy

E-Safety Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

Safer Recruitment Policy

Behaviour and Relationships Policy

Child-friendly Anti-Bullying Policy


In addition we follow the guidance as outlined in the Department for Education document "Keeping Children Safe in Education", a copy of which can be downloaded below:

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

If you have any concerns relating to the safety of the children in school, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs R Wilson, or our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads, Mrs Ford and Mrs Beaman on 01782 973888.

Our Governor responsible for Child Protection is Mrs A Harding, who can be contacted through the School Office.


Staffordshire Children's Advice and Support Services


Open: Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm


To find out more information about safeguarding and protecting children, please visit the Staffordshire Children's Advice and Support Services website: https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Care-for-children-and-families/Childprotection/First-Response.aspx 


To report a concern, telephone: 0300 111 8007  and select Option 1.


If you cannot reach the team by phone, please make your enquiry online. 


Emergency Duty Service:
(Out of Hours Service)

Telephone: 0345 604 2886.


In case of an emergency, or if you believe the child to be at risk of immediate harm, this must be reported to the police on 999 or 101. Once you have reported to the police, please contact Staffordshire Childrens Advice and Support Service or Emergency Duty Team.

Operation Encompass

 We are an Operation Encompass school, working in conjunction with Staffordshire Police to safeguard children from domestic violence. Please see the image and letter below for further information: