What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
- protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
- preventing harm to children’s health or development
- ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
- taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes
Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.
The Academy Safeguarding Team is led by:
The Headteacher: Mr Heyes
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mr Chapman (Deputy Headteacher)
The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Becconsall (Safeguarding and Welfare Officer)
The Link Governor for Safeguarding is Mr John Dalziel
Click here for useful safeguarding contacts and reporting routes.
Local Authority contacts:
The Local Authority’s Education Safeguarding Officer is Claire Heap
The Local Authority’s Designated Officer (LADO) for allegations against professionals is Louise Hurst
For more key safeguarding contacts in the Local Authority click here
If you are worried about a child click here for information from the NSPCC (link to worried about a child leaflet)
Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Partnership (RBSCP)
Useful links and information for parents and carers on where to go for further advice and support: https://www.rbscp.org/parents-carers/
For children and young people under 18:
If you’ve got a problem or are worried about someone you know it can be hard to know what to do. Rochdale Borough’s Safeguarding Children Partnership has a section of its website for children and young people under the age of 18.
Follow this link to get help and advice: https://www.rbscp.org/young-people/