William Shrewsbury Primary School

Safeguarding Information 

Child Protection at William Shrewsbury

Parents should be aware that the school will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff have no alternative but to follow Area Safeguarding Procedures and inform the Social Services of their concern.

If you have a concern about the welfare or safety of a child at our school please speak to:

Melanie Murfin Designated Safeguarding Lead and Head Teacher

Heidi Elsmore Designated Safeguarding Lead and Assistant Head Teacher/ Inclusion Lead

Matt Runacus Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Head Teacher

Jon Heald Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Assistant Head Teacher

Sue Salt Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Inclusion Officer

You can contact us via the school office on 01283 247490

You can also contact the Chair of Governors, Lorna Perkins, if you have any concerns about child protection procedures or issues in our school. Contact details are available from the school office.

Child Protection in the Community

  • Have you got a serious concern about the safety of a child or young person up to the age of 18?
  • Do you think a child or young person is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed?
  • Are you worried that a child is living in circumstances where they are treated badly and not cared for properly?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions and you don’t believe that the child or young person is being supported by a Social Worker, please contact Staffordshire Children's Advice and Support Service (SCASS) on 0300 111 8007.

In an emergency, outside office hours, please call 0345 6042886

Or you can use the secure web enquiry on https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/reportconcern

In an emergency, if you believe a child is in immediate danger, please call the Police on 999.


Useful contacts:


Safeguarding Children GOV UK

The Children's Society

Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) advice from Staffordshire County Council

Please see the letter in the attachment below with advice from Staffordshire County Council regarding Private Tutors


Safeguarding Policies


Safeguarding Policy

Prevent Duty Risk Assessment


At William Shrewsbury Primary School, safeguarding is our priority and to do this effectively it is important the children understand how we help to keep them safe. It is important that they know where to get help if they are worried or unhappy about something. We have created a poster for our classrooms and a Safeguarding Policy for the children to help them understand the support they can access in school and when they may need to talk to someone.