Garswood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and visitors to share this commitment. 

Safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone and concerns must always be reported.

The designated teacher for Safeguarding and Child Protection is Pam Potter, the Head teacher. 


Andrew Yearsley is the Deputy Safeguarding Lead and works in collaboration with Pam Potter in the safeguarding of children at Garswood.

Helen Evans, the Family Support Worker is also fully trained in Safeguarding and Child Protection and we also have Emma Rumsey in our wraparound care fully trained as a DSL.

The School Governor responsible for Child Protection and Safeguarding is Cllr Sue Murphy, the Chair of Governors. Her contact details are available via the the school office if you feel that you have concerns that cannot be dealt with by the designated staff at the school.

All staff receive regular training in Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Please find below the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy along with some useful contact information.  You may also wish to read the most up to date version of Keeping Children Safe in Education


VISITORS TO THE SCHOOL: Please note - you are not allowed to use your mobile phone when on the school premises. This is to avoid any misunderstandings and protect children and visitors.


Multi Agency Partners for  Safeguarding

Contact Phone Numbers


Garswood Primary School


 01744 678290

Contact Centre / First Response

  • To make referrals to social services if you have concerns about a child at risk.

01744 676600



01952 737400



Pre-bereavement and bereavemnt services



0151 487 6558 or

Children’s Disability Service

– The Bridge Centre

 ( School age children)


01744 673131


Adoption Service


01744 613041


Special Educational Needs 

School Nursing Servive


01744 624313


Young Carers



St Helens Carers Centre


01744 675615

Continence Service


01744 626701




01744 737400




01925 873000


Domestic Violence Team


01744 743200



There are other resources available to support families. Please speak with our Pastoral Manager, Helen Evans


Information can also be found on 

At any point anyone can report a concern they have about a child to St.Helens Contact Centre on 01744 676600 Or in the case of an emergency outside normal office hours (after 5pm) you can contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0345 050 0148 

If you are concerned about Child Sexual Exploitation  contact St.Helens Contact Centre on 01744 676600 or the police 999.

If you have concerns about radicalisation and extremism or believe your child is at risk then please contact the school and speak with Pamela Potter/Andrew Yearsley or please contact the police 999.

Illegal terrorist information, pictures or videos you’ve found on the internet can be reported here

The NSPCC website has informative pages to help direct and support your child and family. 




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