Woodlands Federation

The Woodlands Federation

St Peter's CE (VC) First School

We form the The Woodlands Federation with Talbot First School in Kingstone


First School

Woodlands Federation

The Square, Marchington, Staffordshire, ST14 8LH


01283 820252

Safeguarding and E-Safety


The Woodlands Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. 

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, links to these policies can be found below. 

We listen to our pupils and take them seriously what they tell us their concerns. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). 

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare. 


We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism. 


What Should I Do If I Have A Concern? 

If you have a concern about a child at The Woodlands Federation please do the following: 

Contact the school on 01283 820252 or 01889 500273 and ask to speak to one of the designated members of staff as you have a safeguarding concern. 

Federation Safeguarding Team: 

Designated Safeguarding lead:  

  • Miss Beynon – Senior Teacher 

Deputy Safeguarding leads:  

  • Mrs Holden – Senior Teacher 
  • Miss Vickers – Curriculum Lead 
  • Mrs Chatfield – Teaching Assistant 

Nominated governor for Safeguarding:  

  • Mrs Cox – Chair of Governors 


If you need support and advice or have any concerns, please contact:  


Staffordshire Children’s Advice and Support (SCAS) 

0300 111 8007        

8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am- 4.30pm Friday 


or EDS (out of hours) Tel No. 0345 604 2886 


For more information go to www.staffsscb.org.uk 




Non-emergency – call Staffordshire Police on 101 


If you think a child or young person is at immediate risk of harm – dial 999 to contact the Police. 


Operation Encompass 

Our school is part of a project that runs jointly between schools and Staffordshire Police. 


Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced or exposed to any domestic abuse where there has been a police presence. 




Useful Links: 

Staffordshire Families First - https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Care-for-children-and-families/Familiesfirstpartners/familiesfirsttherighthelpattherighttime.aspx  


Staffordshire Safeguarding Board - https://staffsscb.org.uk/children-and-families/parents-and-carers/  


Prevent - https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Education/Community-learning-service/ProviderInfo/Safeguarding-and-Prevent-duty-overview.aspx  


NSPCC - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/  


Child Sexual Exploitation - https://knowaboutcse.co.uk/parents/  


Government Safeguarding Guidance - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-from-abuse-and-harm/advice-to-parents-and-carers-on-keeping-children-safe-from-abuse-and-harm  


Net Aware - http://www.net-aware.org.uk/  


Relevant Policies

 Online Safety Policy.pdfDownload
 Safeguarding Policy 23 24.pdfDownload
Showing 1-2 of 2
Back to the Top