Blessed William Howard

The Painsley Catholic Academy was established in 2012. We are the largest Catholic multi-academy company in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

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 Should you have a safeguarding concern/query you can direct this preferably by email to:

Mrs L Wilson – Designated Safeguarding Lead –

Mr D Vince – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead –

  Mrs Wilson - 07563 382214

Mr Vince - 07860 878528

Policy Documents

Child Sexual Exploitation Guidance (DfE)

Guidance on FGM

Children Missing in Education Reasonable Enquiries

Keeping Children Safe in Education (DfE)

BWH Safeguarding Policy

Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy March 2021

External Support

Staffordshire First Response – 0800 1313 126

We are a county-wide telephone and web enquiry service for all children who:

  • Live in Staffordshire.
  • Are aged from pre-birth to 18 years old.
  • Do not currently have an allocated worker.

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?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions and you don’t believe that the child or young person is being supported by an allocated worker, please contact the First Response Service immediately.

If you believe the child to be at risk of immediate harm, this must be reported to the police on 999 or 101.

Child Line – 0800 1111.

Other Forms of Support

House of Bread is an organisation that offers a home-cooked meal for homeless and vulnerable people

We run House of Bread out of a church kitchen in the centre of Stafford. Each week our volunteers take turns to cook a hot, home-cooked meal for guests, who grow in numbers every week. Fantastic homely meals aren't the only thing on the HOB menu; friendship, support, advice and someone to listen are available to all our visitors, or as we like to call them our friends. Ask any of our visitors and they will tell you, it isn't a house that makes a home; it's the family inside it.

Telephone - 07720850720

Helplines and Websites for Parents

Helplines and apps

Support can also be sought from your local parish priest.

A Prayer for us all at these times

Merciful God,

come to the help of your people.

Be our shelter in this time of peril

and strengthen the bonds of our community.

Bring healing to all who suffer the ravages of disease

and assist those whose skill and art can put an end to this affliction.

Through Christ our Lord.




Blessed William Howard -  Designated Safeguarding Leads


                                                                                         Mrs L Wilson,
                                                Designated Safeguarding Lead



                                                                  Mr D Vince
                                                   Deputy Safeguarding Lead