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Safeguarding Statement

Rocklands School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.


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 our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.


Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Jane Elliker (Deputy Headteacher). Our Deputy DSL is Ms Sandra Swift (Headteacher) and Mrs Suzanne Dudley (Assistant Headteacher) is the Assistant DSL. Mrs Louise Mitchell is the Designated Teacher for Looked After Children.



Don’t wait until you are certain, if you believe that a child or young person is at immediate risk contact:

Staffordshire’s First Response service on 0800 1313 126 or email or call the police on 999 for emergency or for non-emergency line 101

If you have some concerns about a child or young person but believe them not to be at immediate risk you can discuss your concerns with Jane Elliker, the school safeguarding lead on 01543 510760 or email

If you are a professional such as a health visitor, teacher, school nurse or GP

Contact your local support team – visit