Holy Rosary Catholic Voluntary Academy

Loving Heart – Strong Mind


Safeguarding and Child Protection


Designated Safeguarding Leads
Mr Tim Brogan ( / Miss Elizabeth Hook (


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead 
Mrs Marie Dyche (


If you need to speak to someone in person, call: 01283562686

Designated Governor for Child Protection

Mrs. Paula King (


Child Protection and Safeguarding is our highest priority at Holy Rosary. We will take all reasonable action in order to ensure the safety of our pupils.  Our Safeguarding Policy is available under the policies section of our website.


National Lockdown

During the national lockdown, we will ensure that we remain in contact with our pupils and their families on a daily basis. We want your child to attend every teaching session to support their mental health and wellbeing by seeing their friends daily and so that they do not have gaps in their learning. If we don't see your child at live sessions, your child's class teacher will make contact via Class Dojo to offer support. If this happens twice, they will give you a call and talk through any problems you might be facing and to offer advice and guidance. If this happens three times, they will put in a 'My Concern' referral and this will be picked up by the DSL and/or DDSL. Support for your child and/or your family may then be discussed at our weekly Priority Pupil meeting.


Where we have evidence to suggest that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse we will follow our Area Safeguarding Procedures and inform the Social Services of our concerns.

If you have any concerns about child protection, please contact the school office for procedures, policies or issues within our school.

First Response Team


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 the First Response Service immediately.

If you​ have serious safeguarding concerns, contact Staffordshire's First Response Team who will offer advice, manage your referral and follow up your concern.

tel: 0800 1313126


In an emergency, outside office hours, please call 0845 6042886.

For more information on Safeguarding and Child Protection in Staffordshire, go to: is a website created by Staffordshire County Council to explore the issue of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). The site contains essential advice and information for young people, parents, and professionals working with children and young people of all ages.