Here at St Mary’s we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. We strongly believe that all children have the right to feel safe and to be protected from physical, sexual or emotional abuse and neglect.
Schools have an important part to play in protecting children and young people and like every school staff have a duty to record, report and when needed act on any concerns.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is: Mr John Nish, Headteacher.
If you have any concerns about a child, please contact Mr Nish at school in person, by phone on 0161 427 7498 or by email: email@example.com
Deputy DSLs (DSL trained) are: Miss Alice Poole, Mrs Sarah Bradbury and Mrs Elizabeth Thompson.
If you have any concerns regarding child protection procedure, our Safeguarding Governor is: Mrs Claire Wood.
In certain situations, the school liaises immediately with Social Services. If this happens, it is likely a Social Worker and not the school would contact the parents and carers. This is part of the Local Authority’s child protection procedure and is not a matter for the discretion of individual Headteachers or members of staff. The same procedures are obligatory for all maintained schools.
Please refer to our Safeguarding Children Policy for further information in the policy section of this website. Or for further advice, please contact Stockport Safeguarding Unit on 0161 474 5657.
All our staff are kept up to date with any Safeguarding with regular training.
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.