Heron Cross Primary School
Grove Road, Heron Cross
Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4LJ

Tel: 01782 233565

Additional Funding

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DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEADS: Mrs Shenton / Mrs Sanders / Mrs Hardy



UPDATED 22.03.2022

Link to NSPCC website   www.nspcc.org.uk


UPDATED: 18.03.2022

County Lines and Criminal Exploitation

Please see attachments which have been shared with Education settings on behalf of  Ellie Chesterton, SASCAL PSHE Co-ordinator and Mark Hardern, Staffordshire Police.

County Lines - Post Card

County Lines - letter from Staffs Police / Councillor Abi Brown


Changes to the document September 2021

NSPCC Caspar Briefing




UPDATED 04.10.2021)

How to set up parental controls - click the link for a useful guide to blocking / restricting the use of certain apps.

Pokemon Go - click the link to see advice for parents whose children access Pokemon Go


Please watch this video about keeping your children safe on line.




Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.

Our school is a community and all those directly connected with it – staff members, volunteers, governors, parents, families and pupils; have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure.

The local governing body will ensure that Heron Cross Primary School has arrangements in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils and will work together with other agencies to identify, assess and support those children who are suffering or likely to suffer harm.

All staff receive statutory training on Child Protection and Prevent.



Dorrie Shenton - headteacher

Sally Sanders - deputy headteacher

Vicki Boon - SENCo


Heron Cross Primary School has been asked to share the following information, as we will be taking part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Staffordshire Police.

The project is called Operation Encompass.  It reports to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced, any domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school staff, (Designated Safeguarding Lead) known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have experienced a domestic abuse incident.

We are keen to offer the best support possible for all those involved.

Further information can be found here: www.operationencompass.org



- a concern is raised

- Cause for Concern file is completed and passed onto DSGL

- DSGL determines if child need monitoring, to speak to parents / carers, or refer to Social Care

     * monitoring of the child to be carried out by a memebr of staff

     * depending on the concern, parents/carers will be contacted to discuss the concern

     * more serious concerns are referred to Social Care



Policies relating to Safeguarding can be found under SCHOOL and POLICIES