St Christopher's Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside , OL6 9DP
0161 330 5880



St Christopher’s Primary and Nursery 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, 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 September 2023' (Please click on the link below). 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 practices include 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, Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

If you have any concerns please contact the Individuals below by calling the school,

at 0161 330 5880 or visiting the school office.  


Designated Safeguarding Officer

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer

Nominated Safeguarding Governor

Chair of Governors

Ian Noone 

Lucy Mulhall 

Helen Hall & Clare Barber 

Terry Gould



On the 13th of November 2017, they 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.


St Christopher's Child Protection Policy is listed in our alphabetical Policies in "School Information."

For more information please read the document below:

Keeping_children_safe_in_education_2023.pdf .pdf