At St Anthony’s we take our Safeguarding duties extremely seriously. We have robust systems to ensure that we safeguard our children. Part of this is to ensure that everybody has details of who to contact in school with any questions regarding child protection.
Below is the list of our Safeguarding Leads with their role contactable at school – 0161 437 3029.
Mr P Johnson – Headteacher (HT)
Mrs A Burns – Deputy HT
Mrs J Hury – Safeguarding Officer
Mr Glynn – Acting Deputy HT
Miss J Paton – Assistant HT
Staff members working with children are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned. When concerned about the welfare of a child, staff members should always act in the best interests of the child. We record all matters on our Child Protection records – (CPOMS)
In relation to children and young people, safeguarding and promoting their welfare is defined in ‘Working together to safeguard children’ as:
Protecting children from maltreatment
preventing impairment of children’s health or development
ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
In addition, we are part of the Wythenshawe Academy Trust. Therefore, in the event that members of the Trust, school staff, parents, governors or the schools’ community at large become aware of activities which give cause for concern, the Trust has established this whistleblowing policy and procedure. This is available on the website.
In brief, if you have a concern regarding a member of staff, please bring this to the attention to the Safeguarding Leads.
If your concern is about any of the Safeguarding Leads, please bring this to the attention of the Headteacher.
If you concern relates to the Headteacher, please bring this to the Trust:
Mrs Sacha Humphries
Chief Executive/ Accounting Officer – 0161 499 0000
Mr N Johnson
Chair of Executive Board – 0161 499 0000
Alternatively, you can contact the following:
Manchester Contact Centre – 0161 234 5001
Diocesan Safeguarding Office
0151 652 9855 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
07557731492 (matters requiring confidentiality or out of hours’ emergency)
NSPCC Whistleblowing Advice Line: 0800 028 0285