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 M Bird. Working alongside Mr Bird is our Head of Safeguarding and Wellbeing, Mrs S Calderwood who is our Operational-Designated Safeguarding Lead.
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.
Our Child Protection Officers are:
Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr M Bird - 0161 507 6420
Head of Safeguarding & Wellbeing / Operational DSL: Mrs S Calderwood
Safeguarding Link Governor: Ms H Ryles-Dean - 0161 507 6420 (contactable through school in the first instance)
Further safeguarding concerns can be emailed to, email@example.com
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 email 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.
Our school is part of Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership that supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse.
Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our school PRIOR to the start of the next school day when they have been called to a domestic incident, this is so that appropriate support can be put in place for the child.
Please click here for a copy of the letter issued to parents.