Concerned about a child?
During difficult family times everyone has a responsibility to protect children from future harm. You can find further information on our Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board website.
If you think someone is being abused or you think their safety is at risk, then it is important to report your concerns. You must never assume that somebody else will recognise and report what you have seen or heard.
Where a crime has been committed or if you're worried about someone's immediate safety, contact the Police by dialling 999.
As from April 2019, a new joint Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Partnership has been in place. This new safeguarding partnership will be responsible for delivering a system that protects children, especially the most vulnerable across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. For more information on the new arrangements, including its priorities and responsibilities, please see the Staffordshire Safeguarding Childrens Board website
Reporting abuse of an adult
If you think someone with care and support needs is being abused or neglected, it's important to report it to us. Remember, suspicion is enough.
To find out how to report concerns about an adult go to the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership Adult Safeguarding Board website.
If it is an emergency and someone is seriously hurt, or the abuser is still with the adult and they are in immediate danger ring the Police on 999.
CEOP – for further information if you are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online
Childline provides information, support and advice on a range of issues, including, bullying, sexting, abuse, safety and the law.
Keeping children safe in education - statutory guidance
Keeping children safe in education - Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment
New Era is the new holistic Domestic Abuse (DA) service operating across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent from 1 October 2018.
Offering help to all those affected by domestic abuse in Staffordshire or Stoke-on-Trent, New Era provides free and confidential support for victims, perpetrators and their families.
NSPCC provides information on safeguarding children and child protection.
Safer Places Scheme - Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire
Safer Places Scheme - Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire - This scheme is open to people with a disability or vulnerable condition aged 14 or over.
Safer Schools Network
ATL's Safer Schools network brings together the expertise of leading organisations, practitioners and academics to signpost education professionals, young people and parents to resources, debate and support.