Holy Rosary Catholic Voluntary Academy

Loving Heart – Strong Mind

Safeguarding // Early Help

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.


Safeguarding and Child Protection


Designated Safeguarding Leads
Mr Tim Brogan / Miss Elizabeth Hook


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead 
Mrs Marie Dyche 


Designated Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection

Mrs. Paula King


If you need to speak to someone in person, call: 01283 562686


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Our Early Help Offer


At Holy Rosary, we aim to support the whole family at the earliest possible opportunity to meet the needs of every pupil in the school.

Where we do not have the resources to support as a school, we work closely with East Staffordshire Family Support Service to get families the help they need to thrive.


Any parent who has a 0-19 year old child and identified needs for low level family support (Tier 2) can access the ESFSS Outreach Service. They visit the families in their homes to provide one to one help with improving home life and outcomes for children. This service provides a range of activities focused on developing house-keeping, money management and parenting skills; developing confidence, aspiration and reducing isolation; accessing education, employment, training and volunteering opportunities; and supporting families to access other relevant services.


Anyone can make a referral into our service but school would usually take the lead on this. ESFSS use a standard referral form which you can complete with the family. Download the referral form here (this can also be used for families to make self-referrals) and send it to:


Contact 01283 533449 for more information.

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.