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Sandbrook Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. Should you have a question or comment there is a dedicated email address safeguarding@sandbrookprimary.com

In an emergency situation the number for Rochdale Children’s Social Care is 0300 3030 440.

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.

Read our Safeguarding policy here.

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.

If you’re worried about a child, you can speak to any member of of DSL team at school.

Alternatively, you can contact the NSPCC helpline and speak to one of the trained counsellors for information and advice.


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. 


Early Help 

Early help refers to the offer of any information, advice or support to children, young people and their families as soon as possible in their lives, or when issues emerge, to help prevent problems from escalating. At Sandbrook Mrs Nicola Carroll and Miss Emma Crayton support our families with Early Help.



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.


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.


Click here for more information and support about domestic violence and abuse on the Rochdale Borough Council Website 

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

Parent Leaflet

Cyberbullying Leaflet

Inappropriate Websites Factsheet