Safeguarding & Early Help
Safeguarding our children, staff and visitors is a fundamental part of our work. Within our school, we follow clear policies and procedures to ensure that children are safe from harm. School adheres to DfE Guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' which is underpinned by our school policy and practice. KCSIE 2020 can be found here.
The Safeguarding Policy and Procedure is available here.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is:
Helen Arnold (Headteacher)
Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are:
Elizabeth Evans (Deputy Headteacher) & Tina Nightingale (Pastoral Lead)
Early Help is in place to ensure that families have help and support at the point of need. School is equipped to provide support to families and is able to access a range of services on behalf of families and children.
We have a highly skilled Family Support Worker, Lindsey Cryer, who is employed to help families if they are experiencing any issues from routines at home to accessing support for housing. She can be reached through the school office or on a Monday when she is available on site. Her telephone number is;
Lindsey Cryer - 07807 510318
Our Pastoral Lead, Mrs Nightingale, is always on hand to provide help for parents. She can be reached by contacting the school office or calling into school during the school day.
Rochdale Local Authority have issued an Early Help Guide for families, which is available here.
As part of Holy Family RC Primary School's commitment to keeping children safe we have signed up to implement the principles and aims of the Encompass Model.
In signing up to Encompass the Governing Body and Senior Leadership Team:
- Endorse the Encompass Model and support the Key Adults in our school to fulfil the requirements of the Rochdale Encompass Protocol
- Promote and implement Rochdale Encompass processes and use these in accordance with internal safeguarding children processes
- Recognise the sensitive nature of the information provided and ensure that this is retained in accordance with the principles of data protection
Mrs Maureen Conlon Mrs Helen Arnold
Chair of Governors Head Teacher