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 H Duffield – Designated Safeguarding Lead –

Mrs S Readyhough - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - 

Mrs E Deakin - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead -

Mrs O Andrews - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - 

To view all policies relating to Safeguarding, please visit our policies page

You can view our Safeguarding Policy here

You can view the Working together to Safeguard Children 2023 statutory guidance here


Whisper provides everyone in the school community a safe place to talk, report or highlight issues and concerns. When you don’t know where to go or who to turn to, Whisper can provide a light in the dark.

Whisper allows you to report any issues or concerns you may be having, anonymously, through SMS messaging or via email.

If you need to report anything, please follow the link 

Alternatively, you can send a message to 07860 021 323 starting your message with BWH1 to report via SMS

The school will respond as soon as we can.

For more information on Whisper, please use the following links from SWGfL (South West Grid for Learning – a charity who specialise in online safety and developed Whisper)

Whisper Home Page

What is anonymous reporting?

Frequently asked questions

Information for parents

 Home or Out Alone Leaflet

External Support

Staffordshire Children's Advice and Support Service - 0300 111 8007

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 Staffordshire Children's Advice and Support (SCAS) 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.

Information for students

Click here for student information.