We have 15 hour and 30 hour places in Nursery available!

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Archbishop Runcie CE First School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection/Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed below and in the Policies section of our website.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

At Archbishop Runcie CE First School, we take our role in safeguarding very seriously as we believe all children have the right to feel and be safe.

Mrs Massey and Mrs Francis are our school’s Designated Safeguarding Leaders. If you have concerns about a child, please contact one of us.


If it is an emergency and a child is in immediate danger, please call the police.


Members of the public can also report concerns to Children’s Social Care directly. If you have a concern about a child please contact one of the following:

  • Initial Response Service – 0191 277 2500
  • Northumbria Police – 101 (in an emergency always dial 999)
  • NSPCC Helpline – 0808 800 5000
There is also a secure online referral form available for you to explain your concern, if you are a member of the public. https://nccportal.newcastle.gov.uk/forms/referral/public
Mrs Massey


Mrs K Francis

EYFS Leader