Safeguarding

Nothing is more important to us than the safety and welfare of our pupils. We take rigorous steps to ensure that children stay safe and do not come to any harm. We work closely with parents / carers and a range of professional external agencies in order to ensure this.

As a school we have developed a Safeguarding policy to ensure that all of our staff are working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. This policy is available as a PDF below.

If you have any concerns, no matter how small they may seem, about the safety or welfare of any child, please contact the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Clinton, Head Teacher; or, Mrs Kennedy, Assistant Head Teacher.

As a school we also have the following staff designated to Child Protection; Mrs Betney and Mrs Taylor. In addition to this, every Thursday we have a Caritas social worker who comes in to school to provide support for children and parents.

Manchester provide a Safeguarding Children Board who deal with all serious child protection concerns where a child is considered to be at risk of significant harm. Please call Manchester Safeguarding Children Boarddirect should your concern be urgent - details below:

If you have any worries about a child's safety or welfare, in the first instance speak to a Contact Officer at the Manchester Contact Centre on 0161 234 5001 or fax on 0161 255 8266. The Contact Officer will then notify the First Response Team of your concerns.

In addition, you can call the NSPCC Child Protection helpline on 0808 800 5000 to discuss your concerns, or ask for advice by email.

The NSPCC also provide a helpline services for children themselves who are looking for someone to talk to (Childline 0800 1111).