As a school we play an essential role in protecting children from abuse. We have regular contact with children and so are in a strong position to identify signs of abuse and neglect.
As a school we can safeguard children by:
- creating safe environments for children through robust safeguarding practices
- ensuring that adults who work in school, including volunteers, don't pose a risk to children
- making sure staff are trained, know how to respond to concerns and keep-up-to-date with policy and practice
- teaching children about staying safe
- Creating and maintaining an environment where children feel confident to approach any member of staff if they have a worry or problem.
Rochdale Safeguarding Children Partnership
Rochdale Borough Multi-agency Safeguarding Children Partnership has three key partners: the Local Authority, the Police and the Clinical Commissioning Group. The partnership has a child centred and co-ordinated approach with a focus on continuous improvement where safeguarding is "everyone's business" and children and their families are supported by flexible and responsive services at the right time.
Click here to access the Rochdale Safeguarding Children Partnership website.
SAFE AFTER SCHOOL
Choosing a club, tutor or other out of school activity? We all know that clubs, classes and tutorial sessions offer great ways for children and young people to develop their skills and confidence as well as having fun….....but with so many stories in the media about inappropriate behaviour, abuse and exploitation...how can we as parents be certain that our kids will be happy and protected?
Early Help Offer
We can help with ;
- Parent/carer ‘drop in’ – come and see Mrs Carroll or Miss Crayton (appointments not always needed), if you need support with your child’s learning, behaviour or anything else that you may be worried about
- Early Help Assessment (EHA) - an EHA involves listening to you to find out what help you need and talking about what is working well in your life. Based on what you say and what help you would like, a plan is formulated so that professionals can work together to make sure you get the right sort of help. Mrs Carroll /Miss Crayton meets with parents/carers to carry out EHA.
- Team around the family meetings – we offer TAF meetings through school. Mrs Carroll or Mrs Crayton lead the meetings, inviting the relevant agencies so that we can all work together to give you and your family the support you need.
- Refer to outside agencies such as: Housing , parenting courses, our School Health Advisor, #Thrive, CAMHS, Play Therapist and Sandbrook children’s centre.
- Support to complete forms and other paperwork such as: admissions to high school and Disability Living Allowance.
Local parents, grandparents and carers have backed the campaign and are asking everyone to ask the right questions.
Children who are affected by domestic abuse don’t have to suffer in silence.
Operation Encompass enables key adults in school, police and teams within Rochdale Council to train and work together to help children feel safe, secure and receive the appropriate support.
As part of our commitment to keeping children safe, we are proud to be part of Operation Encompass.
Here are some useful links to help parents/carers and children become aware of staying safe online and provide advice on how to deal with any issues.