At St Nicholas Catholic High School, safeguarding our students underpins everything we do and we are proud of the recognition that it has received for its safeguarding practices.
What is Safeguarding?
It can be difficult to accept, but every child can be hurt or put at risk of harm or abused. Government guidance says that safeguarding means:
- 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 and young people to have the best outcome
- “the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play.”
Working Together to Safeguard Children (2013)
The School’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy can be found here (link).
Should you have any safeguarding concerns regarding a student at St Nicholas Catholic High School please contact the Designated / Deputy Safeguarding Leads as follows:
- Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Johnson, Assistant Head Teacher – e-mail address
- Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Lisa Burton, Safeguarding and Welfare Officer – e-mail address
- The School Governor linked to Child Protection and Safeguarding is David Perls. For contact details please refer to Mrs Karen Johnston (Clerk to Governors) firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01606 706 000
Useful websites and resources
The Cheshire West and Chester Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) is a statutory body. Its purpose is to agree how the relevant organisations in each local area will cooperate to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in Cheshire West and Chester, and to ensure the effectiveness of what they do.
Cheshire West and Chester Local Safeguarding Children’s Board: www.cheshirewestlscb.org.uk
Services for Children and Families in Cheshire West and Chester – The Local Offer
A new website that provides comprehensive local information, advice and support for families is now available: www.westcheshirelocaloffer.co.uk