Click here for the Safeguarding Policy at St John Fisher Catholic College

St John Fisher Catholic College is committed to the Safeguarding and promoting the Welfare of Children

Link to CtKCC Safeguarding Policy

If you think that a child or young person is in IMMEDIATE DANGER telephone 999
Safeguarding children is everybody’s responsibility.
Please see link to document – Keeping Children Safe in Education (Jan 2021)

Advice Information and Contacts for learners and staff – safeguarding and mental health

Safeguarding Telephone numbers 0830hrs-1700hrs Mon-Thurs & 0830hrs-1630hrs Friday
Staffordshire Children’s Advice and Support (SCAS) 0300 111 8007 (for children who reside in Newcastle and surrounding areas)
Out of hours: 0345 604 2886
Newcastle & Surrounding areas local support team 01782 296290
Safeguarding Referral Team 01782 235100 (for children who reside in Stoke-on-Trent)
01782 234234 (outside of the above hours)
Stoke-on-Trent Local Support Team 01782 232200
Childrens’ Advice and Duty Service (CHAD) 01782 235100 (for children who live in Stoke-on-Trent) Out of hours: 01782 234234


Other useful Contacts Phone numbers & Web links
Speak Up Space (wellbeing and mental health support) Web link
NSPCC-24 hr helpline 0808 800 5000 or Text 88858 Web link
CAMHS Web Link
Young Mind Web Link
Staffordshire and Stoke Wellbeing Service (formerly Healthy Minds) offering adults (18+) support for wellbeing and mental health Web Link
Child Exploitation and Online Protection for advice and reporting online abuse Web Link
Humankind – For fair chances – services covering drugs and alcohol as well as housing related support, health and wellbeing, criminal justice… Web Link
Glow (used to be Arch) – support for health relationships and Domestic Violence Web Link
New Era support for victims and perpetrators of domestic violence: 24-hour confidential helpline for victims: 0300 303 3778.
24-hour live webchat via:
Confidential helpline for perpetrators is 01785 601690 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm).
Instagram: @newerastaff
Twitter: Support for victims: @NewEraHelp Support for perpetrators: @ChangeNewERA
Staffordshire County Council Young Carers Web Link

Safeguarding at St John Fisher Catholic College

At St John Fisher Catholic College, we are committed to safeguarding. As well as the designated safeguarding team below, we have Pastoral Leaders supporting every year group, along with  teachers and support staff who work together to identify any learner’s need, at the earliest stage. It is a priority to intervene as early as possible to help our learners thrive and grow fully as the person they were created to be.

Where they is a safeguarding concern, our experienced safeguarding team, offer support. Mrs Vodrey is the first point of contact for learners, parents and staff who need to raise a safeguarding concern.

We can offer 1 to 1 support in school to support learners’ safety and wellbeing in school as well as signposting and referring to external agencies for professional help.

From 1st February 2021 St John Fisher Catholic College is part of Operation Compass, which means we receive secure notifications from the police following their attendance of an incident of domestic abuse involving one of our learners. Click here to read the policy addenda

Mrs Vodrey – Safeguarding Support Officer and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Teague – Assistant Head and Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr Murray – Acting Headteacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Related St John Fisher Catholic College Policies:-


Support for young people, parents and families

We are Father Hudson’s Care Family Support Workers.  We offer support for young people and their families with any worries and difficulties they may be experiencing. We will work with you to create positive changes and make life feel more manageable.

We are happy for parents to pop in or to book an appointment through the Office, or use the contact details below or alternatively if the young person  would like to refer themselves then pop along to see Zena in the Welfare room (situated on the lower floor near to the computer room), or speak to Mrs Vodrey.

Contact details

Zena: 07823526789, email
Zena is at school on a Tuesday to Friday




We will work around your needs, so if you are not able to get into school during the day, we can arrange to visit you in your home at a time that’s convenient to you and your family.
A member of staff would complete a referral so that you can gain support promptly.
There are lots of areas that support can be provided with. For example:

  • Family relationships, health and well-being, financial hardship, bereavement, housing matters or a referral to specialist services
  • Behaviour at home or school
  • Attendance or lateness
  • Individual work with the young person on self-esteem, confidence, parental separation, anger management, friendships, social networks, bereavement and problem solving.

Whatever issue, concern or problem you may have it is never too small or too big.
If you are unsure as to whether we can help you or your family then please just ask as there may be something I can do, or just pick up a Family Support leaflet from the Office.

Parent Info | from CEOP and Parent Zone


This is the parent information branch of CEOP: Child Exploitation and Online Protection command of the National Crime Agency. This site has even more information regarding current areas that are issues for young people and their families with articles ranging from relationships and family life to health and well-being and the digital age.

MindED | e-learning to support young healthy minds


This website provides information for adults on young people’s mental and emotional health. It is recommended in the latest ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (2016) statutory guidance from the government. It has a wealth of information on a variety of current areas of concern.

MindED for Families

What To Do In A Crisis – click here to view the pdf

Coping with self-harm | A Guide for Parents and Carers


This guide was developed from talking to parents and carers of young people and
is aimed at helping parents, carers, other family members and friends cope when a
young person is self-harming. It includes information on the nature and causes of
self-harm, how to support a young person when facing this problem and what help is available.

Please click on the image to read the guide