Greenways Primary Academy, Nursery Avenue, Stockton Brook, Stoke-on-Trent, ST9 9NY
Part of Windsor Academy Trust

Safeguarding and Wellbeing

All staff at Greenways ensure that the safety and wellbeing of our children is paramount. A child-centred approach ensures that our pupils are at the heart of everything that we do and is fundamental in promoting the welfare of every child. 

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and all staff have a role to play in ensuring that we provide the best outcomes for our pupils in a safe, secure and nurturing environment. As a team, we work tirelessly to promote the health, safety, development and wellbeing of every pupil which enables them to fulfil their journey through education. 

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:

Miss J Garside - Headteacher 

Our Deputy Safeguarding Lead is:

Mr J Brown - Deputy Headteacher

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy

At Greenways Primary:

  • Children know who they can talk to about their worries;
  • All staff complete Level 1 Safeguarding training and receive regular training and updates;
  • Our DSL and DDSL complete levels 2, 3 and 4 safeguarding training;
  • We provide an induction session to all new staff, volunteers, students, supply staff and external providers;
  • Key staff have Safer Recruitment training and take the lead on making new appointments to the team;
  • The chair of our local advisory board is our safeguarding link;
  • We work closely with outside agencies to support our children and families.

Operation Encompass Partnership

We are committed to the Operation Encompass Partnership. This is an information-sharing partnership between Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent educational settings which allows schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse.

Information Sharing

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 concerns about pupils are discussed with parents and carers, unless we have reason to believe that sharing this information may put a child at risk. We work in partnership with the local authority when we have concerns about a child that require a higher level of support. Often, we work with families through early intervention in order for children to be well educated, healthy and safe, cared for by resilient families and strong communities.

Early Help Support

At Greenways, we support our families via Early Help if required to ensure all necessary support can be provided with the child at the heart of the decision making.

Providing Early Help is more effective in promoting the welfare of children than reacting later. It enables support to be provided as soon as a problem emerges, at any point in a child’s life. Early Help can also prevent further problems from arising.

Effective early help relies upon local organisations and agencies working together to identify children and families who would benefit from early help and to undertake an assessment of the need for early help.

Useful websites, Information & Support Services

Type of Support

Contact details


Local services, self-help groups, community and voluntary organisations, health services activities, clubs and much more

Online - Stoke Community Directory

Local Authority

Online - Safeguarding Children Partnership: Stoke-on-Trent

Tel - 01782 235100

Tel - 01782 234234 (out of hours)

Online Safety

Online - NSPCC - Online Safety

Online - Internet Matters

Child Mental Health

Online - Young Minds

Online - NHS: Every Mind Matters

Online - Speak Up Space

Parental Mental Health

Online - Changes Health and Wellbeing

Online - Healthy Minds

CSE - Child Sexual Exploitation

Online - NSPCC - Child Sexual Exploitation

CCE - Child Criminal Exploitation

Online - NSPCC - Child Criminal Exploitation

Domestic Abuse

(these websites include a QUICK ACCESS button)

Online - New Era

Tel - 01785 904 770

Online - National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Tel - 0808 2000 247

Drug and Alcohol Services

Online - Stoke-on-Trent Community Drug and Alcohol Service

Tel - 01782 283 113

Online - Mind

Online - Talk to Frank

FGM - Female Genital Mutilation

Online - NSPCC - Female Genital Mutilation

Online - - Female Genital Mutilation

Forced Marriage

Online - - Forced Marriage

Prevent, Radicalisation and Extremism 

Online - Counter Terrorism Police - Prevent

Online - Educate Against Hate


Online - Anti-Bullying Alliance

Online - NSPCC - Bullying and Cyberbullying

Safe Spaces for Children to Talk

Online - Childline

Tel - 0800 1111

Online - Samaritans

Tel - 116 123

Self Harm

Online - NSPCC - Child Self Harm


Online - LGBT Stoke

Online - Stonewall


Online - Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank

Tel - 01782 317942