PSHE & Safeguarding

Working in partnership

PSHE education enables children and young people to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to manage their lives now and in the future. It plays a key role in safeguarding children and young people and supporting their mental and physical health.

PSHE education is a critical element of safeguarding in schools and youth organisations. 

The PSHE Association has created a briefing paper that outlines the evidence and three key considerations to ensure that PSHE education meets its potential in supporting safeguarding.

We work closely with the Education Safeguarding Teams in both city and county and have developed an collective understanding that safeguarding is the reactive measures and PSHE education a more planned-proactive approach to keeping children and young people safe. 

To ensure success there must be a cohesive, working relationship between both elements.

We strongly advocate that in all PSHE sessions signposting information is given to children and young people so they know where and how they can access further information, support or help should they require it. 

If a referral to Children’s Social Care is required, please contact:


Staffordshire Children’s Advice Service – 0300 111 8007

Monday – Thursday 8.30am -5pm and Friday 8.30-4.30pm

Out of Hours – 0345 604 2886 / 07815 492613


CHAD – 01782 235 100

Monday – Thursday 8.30am -5pm and Friday 8.30-4.30pm

Out of Hours – 01782 234 234