Safeguarding Children and Young People from Harm or Neglect

All staff who work at Ash Green Primary School and all regular visitors/parent volunteers/visiting teachers are committed to safeguarding children and young people and to protecting them from harm or neglect. All staff and visitors must have a criminal convition (DBS) check and the school maintains comprehensive records of these checks. OFSTED also examines these records to ensure that the school is complying with regulations. We take this role very seriously.

All staff in school must, every three years, receive statutory training on child protection.

Our designated child protection officer is Mrs. R. Foster, Head Teacher

Our deputy designated child protection officers are Miss J. Cope, Deputy Head Teacher and Miss J Jarvie, SENCo

If you are worried about a child or young person and think they may be the victim of neglect or abuse is 01782 235100 (Stoke on Trent Safeguarding Children Board).


The following documents will also provide you with additional information:

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2018

Contacts for safeguarding concerns

Online Safety Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education (Statutory Guidance)


For more information about how we safeguard children against radicalisation, please click here to visit our Prevent Strategy page.


Useful links for Parents and Carers:

Stoke-on-Trent Local Safeguarding Children Board


CEOP Thinkuknow


Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures- who to contact

You may be concerned about a child or young person.  You may or may not know them, or even their name.  Child protection is everyone’s responsibility.  Abuse can take many different forms such as:

  • neglect;
  • Sexual abuse;
  • physical abuse; or
  • emotional abuse.

Don’t assume that someone else will take responsibility and make that telephone call.  You could help to save a child’s life.


If a Parent, carer, visitor to Ash Green Primary Academy has a concern about a child at Ash Green Primary Academy please do the following:


Contact the main academy office on 01782 658977 and ask to speak to one of the designated members of staff as you have a safeguarding concern.

You will then be put in contact with one of the following members of staff:

  • Ruth Foster (Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Officer)
  • Jodie Cope (Deputy Headteacher and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer)
  • Alice Worthington (Assistant Headteacher)
  • Jacqui Jarvie (SENCO)


This member of staff will talk to you further about your concerns and take actions appropriately which could mean contacting Stoke on Trent Safeguarding Board for advice and referral.


Members of the public can also contact Stoke on Trent Safeguarding Board with concerns :

If you think a child or young person is in immediate danger telephone 999

If a child or young person is at risk of significant harm contact the

  • Safeguarding Referral Team Telephone 01782 235100
  • email

You can call someone in Stoke-on-Trent to help if you are worried about a child or young person and think they may be a victim of neglect or abuse

Emergency Duty Team – 01782 234234 (After 5pm)