Safeguarding Information

Five Spires Academy is committed to every child having a safe and happy upbringing, where children are free to grow up without fear. Anyone who joins our school will be expected to share this commitment and should any concerns arise, to be proactive in following procedures and seeking advice from appropriate agencies as outlined in our Safeguarding Policy.


Who to Speak To - Safeguarding

In school, our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Diane Raftery, our Headteacher and our Deputy Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Motorny, Mrs Graham and Mrs Lisseter. A list of these names is displayed in the entrance for visitors and parents to view and the information has also been shared with the children. 

To find out more about safeguarding policies and procedures, please click on the 'policies' tab to find the Safeguarding Policy. Please also see our SEND information available.

For Further Information

As a parent, carer, relative, neighbour, member of the public or a professional who has contact with children, you may be concerned about the welfare and safety of your own child or a child you know.


These concerns could be about their appearance, behaviour, development or how they are being cared for.

More information and advice can be found on the following link to Staffordshire Safeguarding Children's Board Website.  Please click on the link below:


Staffordshire Safeguarding Children's Board website


First Response

What to do if you have a serious concern:


  • 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?

  • ​Contact First Response.

First Response Phone Number: 

Free phone: 0800 1313 126 (Monday to Thursday, 8:30am-5:00pm and Friday 8:30am-4:30pm)

Emergency out of hours: 0845 604 2886

Always dial 999 in the event of an emergency.