Stepping Stones is committed to safeguarding our students, staff and visitors. Safeguarding means:

  • Promotion of health and development
  • Ensuring safety and care
  • Ensuring the best life chances
  • Protection from abuse and neglect
  • Prevention of bullying and harassment

The term ‘Safeguarding’ embraces both child and vulnerable adult protection and preventative approaches to keep our students, staff and visitors safe. Safeguarding encompasses students’ health and safety, welfare and well-being. We have developed a Safeguarding Policy and Procedure that aims to meet this commitment.

If you study with us or your child studies with us and you have any safeguarding concerns you can contact the Stepping Stones team by;
Phone: 01782 478378


If you have any Safeguarding concerns when our office is closed and our Safeguarding advisor is unavailable, then you should contact the relevant businesses as shown below:

For Child Safeguarding:

For Adult Safeguarding:

Further Contact Numbers:

  • Staffordshire Police: Non Emergency – 111, Emergency – 999
  • Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111
  • Action or Elder Abuse: 0808 808 8141
  • Care Quality Commission: 03000 616 161
  • Out of hours – Emergency Duty Service: 0345 604 2886


These organisations will be able to help you and take any necessary action. Please contact the Stepping Stones during opening hours in order for our Safeguarding Officer to follow this up on your behalf and offer the appropriate support.