Introduction to Safeguarding

Safeguarding during school closure

If you need help outside of school hours please speak to a trusted adult or childline: 0800 11 11. In an emergency ring 999.

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.

You can speak to any member of staff about safeguarding matters or concerns.

The Academy Safeguarding Team is led by:

The Headteacher: Mr Heyes

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL): Mr Chapman (Deputy Headteacher)

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Becconsall (Safeguarding and Welfare Officer)

The Link Governor for Safeguarding is Mrs Sue Webb.

Click here for useful safeguarding contacts and reporting routes.

Local Authority contacts:

The Local Authority’s Education Safeguarding Officer is Hayley Reynolds

The Local Authority’s Designated Officer (LADO) for allegations against professionals is Louise Hurst

For more key safeguarding contacts in the Local Authority click here

Concerned that a child has suffered harm, neglect or abuse?

If you have concerns about the safety of a child please contact Children’s Social Care on 0300 303 0440 (Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:45pm) or out of office hours 0300 303 8875.

If you think a child is in immediate danger, please call the Police on 999.

If you are worried about a child click here for information from the NSPCC (link to worried about a child leaflet)

Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Partnership (RBSCP)

For adults:

Useful links and information for parents and carers on where to go for further advice and support:

For children and young people under 18:

If you’ve got a problem or are worried about someone you know it can be hard to know what to do. Rochdale Borough’s Safeguarding Children Partnership has a section of its website for children and young people under the age of 18.

Follow this link to get help and advice:

St Anne's Church of England Academy is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is and the phone number 0161 785 5082.