Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School is passionate about and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and visitors to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school. We have measures in place to protect all pupils in school including:
- All visitors to school must report to the school office, sign in and display their visitor badge.
- Children’s entrances are kept locked during lesson times
- Risk assessments take place for activities that take place both in and out of the school.
- Regular Health & Safety checks and Fire Risk assessments carried out
- All staff receive safeguarding training which is renewed at regular intervals.
Designated Safeguarding Leads
If there is a concern about the welfare of a child, school staff will report this to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads.
This may result in a referral to Children and Family Services. If a child makes a disclosure about physical or sexual abuse, our duty of care will always be to the child.
Here at Sacred Heart, we have a team of 2 Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Mrs Bramhall Mrs Fitzsimons
(Headteacher) (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy
Please click the link to view our Child Protection / Safeguarding policy. These safeguarding policies should be read alongside the Department for Education guidance “Keeping Children Safe In Education” (2019) (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education--2)
Please click on the link below for Sacred Heart's Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
If you are concerned that a child is being abused or neglected, please contact Manchester Children's Services on 0161 2345001.
Manchester Safeguarding Children's Board http://www.manchesterscb.org.uk/
Manchester City Council’s child protection procedures
NSPCC - https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
Think U Know (Protecting Your Children From Abuse Online) - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection command) - https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
End The Fear (Support and Advice about Domestic or Sexual Violence) - http://www.endthefear.co.uk/
True Vision (Online Hate Crime Reporting) - http://www.report-it.org.uk
Manchester Children's Services (Social Services)– 0161 234 5001
Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Hotline - 0161 6367525
24/7 National Domestic Abuse Hotline - 0808 2000247
Manchester Mental Health Trust– 0161 882 1100
Manchester City Council Emergency Housing 0161 234 4692 / (out of hours)- 0161 234 5001
Manchester Move for Advice on your Housing Options and for Emergency Accommodation - 0333 900 9032
42nd Street (Mental Health Service for Young People aged 11-25) - 0161 228 7321
Mustard Tree (support for those who are in need of food parcels and other items) - 0161 228 7331
Wood Street Mission (helping families living in poverty with everyday items) - 0161 834 3140
Female Genital Mutilation (provide a trans-cultural therapeutic service to women who have undergone FGM) - 0208 960 4000
Karma Nirvana (support to victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour based abuse)- 0800 5999 247