Christ Church Primary School, Walshaw is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.
Parents should be aware that the school will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff have no alternative but to follow Bury Safeguarding Children Board's Procedures and inform the Social Services of their concern.
If you have a concern about the welfare or safety of a child at our school, please speak to:
Mrs. S. Howard - Designated Safeguarding Lead and Head of School
Mr. I. Young - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Executive Headteacher
You can also contact the Chair of our local Governing board, Andrew Gundry, who is the Designated Governor for Child Protection, if you have any concerns about child protection procedures or issues in our school. Contact details are available from the school office.
· Have you got a serious concern about the safety of a child or young person up to the age of 18?
· Do you think a child or young person is being harmed or is at risk of being harmed?
· Are you worried that a child is living in circumstances where they are treated badly and not cared for properly?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions and you don’t believe that the child or young person is being supported by a Social Worker, please contact the MASH Team immediately on