Safeguarding

 

St Christopher’s Nursery and Primary School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its pupilsWe recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse and that children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self worth, to view the world in a positive way or achieve academically. We recognise that some children who have experienced abuse may harm others. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our pupils.

The school pays full regard to DfES guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ April 2016. We ensure that all appropriate measures are applied in relation to everyone who works in the school who is likely to be perceived by the children as a safe and trustworthy adult including e.g. volunteers and staff employed by contractors. Safer recruitment practice includes scrutinising applicants, verifying identity and academic or vocational qualifications, obtaining professional and character references, checking previous employment history and ensuring that a candidate has the health and physical capacity for the job. It also includes undertaking interviews and, where appropriate, ISA and Criminal Records Bureau checks.

 

Designated Safeguarding

Officer

 Deputy Designated

 Officer

Nominated Governors

Chair of Governors

Ian Noone

Lucy Mulhall

Dr Conrad Chapman 

Vanna Carter

OPERATION ENCOMPASS

On the 13th November 2017 the implemented a new project that will be run jointly between schools and Greater Manchester Police. This project is called Operation Encompass.  It aims to support children who are affected by domestic violence by ensuring that their school is informed. This allows the school to support the children. If you have any other questions about this project, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

 

For more information please read the documents below:

Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2018

St Christopher's RC Child Protection Policy 2018/19

St Christopher's Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside OL6 9DP

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