One family in Christ


Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility

Children have a right to be cared for and protected, protecting them is everyone’s responsibility. Here at St John the Baptist RC Primary School, we have a duty of care to ensure that all users of the school are kept safe from harm. We are committed to provide a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible people. Safeguarding children is an essential part of our holistic approach to ensure that children are protected from abuse and neglect and that every child reaches their full potential.

The best interests of the children will always be our priority. As such, there are times we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies. We will share concerns about our pupils with the child’s parents/carers unless we have reason to believe that such a move would not be in the child’s best interest.

We are committed and understand that early help is paramount in supporting families. We have a team of staff who are committed to offering early help in supporting families.


DSL:                                                                          Deputy DSL:

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         Lisa Campbell                                                  Leslie Robinson


What you can do

Parents and carers play a role in safeguarding children in their community. If you have any concerns, no matter how small, you should report them to someone who you trust will listen. The school is required to have a designated child protection officer for this purpose. Parents and children should speak to the safeguarding officer if they have any concerns about a child or staff member.

If you are concerned about a child or need some support please contact the DSL/Deputy DSL:

Telephone 01706 647195

Should you have any Safeguarding or Child Protection concerns, out of hours or during school holidays the following contacts should be used:

Rochdale Safeguarding Children Unit 

Open weekdays 9am – 4.30pm

Tel: 0300 303 0350

Early Help and Safeguarding Hub (EHASH)

Open weekdays 8.45am – 4.45pm

Tel: 0033 303 0440

Out of hours

Open 16.45 – 8am weekdays, 24 hours during weekends and public holidays.

Tel: 0033 303 8875

Police, Public Protection and Investigation (PPIU)

0161 856 8067/4559/4558

State you have a child protection concern about a child and where the child lives.

The Police Public Protection and Investigation Unit (PPIU) can also be contacted 8.30am - 5pm


Education Safeguarding Officer

Tel: 01706 925179

Education Welfare Officer

Tel: 01706 925115

Local Authority Designated Officer (Allegations of Professional Abuse)

Tel: 01706 925365

Immediate risk to a child - 999



Rachael Hickman

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