Safeguarding & Child Protection
Ellesmere Park High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr D Gregory, Acting Deputy Headteacher. Other staff trained in child protection are Mr G Bowerbank, Deputy Headteacher and Miss K Barratt, Assistant Headteacher.
Ellesmere Park High School has policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues, which include tackling radicalisation and extremism, together with recording and monitoring processes.
To promote a safe environment for students, Ellesmere Park High School employs a strict selection and recruitment policy which includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including Enhanced DBS (disclosure and barring service) checks.
All staff are trained to a level appropriate to their safeguarding responsibilities and the training is monitored and comprehensive records kept by the DSL.
Student attendance is monitored closely and concerns shared as appropriate with parents/carers, the Local Authority and the school’s Safeguarding team. Ellesmere Park High School works effectively with other agencies and parents/carers when necessary to safeguard young people.
Safeguarding and Child Protection
People sometimes wonder what the difference is between the terms safeguarding and child protection.
In practice, Safeguarding is the policies and practices that schools and Governing Bodies employ to keep children safe and promote their well-being. This means everything from security of the buildings, to the safe recruitment of staff and everything in between.
Child Protection is a term used to describe the activity that is undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.
The Bridge Partnership for child protection referrals – tel: 0161 603 4500 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org GMP Public Protection Investigation Unit
Our safeguarding policy should be considered alongside school child protection procedures and other related policies and statutory guidance.
Keeping kids safe in education government document.
To read our safeguarding and child protection policy please click here.
If you have any concerns related to safeguarding please contact the relevant members of staff listed below:
Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Mr D Gregory - 0161 789 4565
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:
Miss K Barratt - 0161 789 4565
Safeguarding Link Governor:
Ms A Baxendale- 0161 789 4565 (contactable through school in first instance)
If you would like to contact the Trust in relation to a Safeguarding matter please email email@example.com.