Safeguarding and Child Protection
At The Elton High School we want every child to be happy, healthy and safe at school and at home. We place a significant importance on safeguarding within the school as we recognise the impact of having a stable environment for children to flourish. We appreciate that there are occasionally challenges within a family which may make it more difficult to provide a safe and secure environment for children. When these challenges arise, we work with families and external agencies to aim to return the home and family environment to one of safety as soon as possible.
All of our staff have been trained to recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect and we have a significant number of staff within our safeguarding team who can respond when needed.
Please see details below of our full Safeguarding Team:
Our staff are trained in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education and Working Together to Safeguard Children, the statutory guidance which all schools in the UK must adhere to. All staff have been trained to recognise signs of Radicalisation, Female Genital Mutilation, Child Sexual Exploitation and many other specific risks in accordance with government requirements.
If we are worried about a child or a family we have a duty to act and in some cases we will be required to share our concerns with other agencies. This wider team of professionals are there to support families. So if we need to ask you or your family further questions to clarify anything which we have noticed or are worried about, please do not be alarmed. We have a duty to do so and we are always acting in the best interests of the child. Anything we discuss will be confidential and shared only on a strict ‘need to know’ basis.
We work with Social Services, Oasis (Early Help Team), Housing, Health Young Minds (formerly CAMHS), Parenting Support Services and the Police, alongside many other smaller organisations. The group of professionals working with the school and families aims to ensure the best outcomes for children. When families engage with all of the support they are offered, we are able to achieve positive changes for children and families.
What to do if you are worried about your child?
If you are worried about a child or an issue in the local community please pass on your concerns to one of our Safeguarding Team.
Alternatively you can contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) in Bury on 0161 253 5678
Follow the link below for the Bury Safeguarding Team:
Our policies and support reflect the latest advice and information from the Department of Education. Please the see link below for the most recent key documents.
A guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people from Think U Know
If you are a pupil and you need help, please talk to a member of staff or contact Childline.
If your concern is with on-line then contact CEOP