Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Smith. Please see the safeguarding section of our website under Key Information > Safeguarding.
We know that finding childcare can be difficult. Rochdale LA have made us aware that babysitting services are being offered via a website called nextdoor.co.uk. Parents in the borough have used this site unaware that those offering their services have not been vetted and safety checked. This opens the door to adults intending to harm children. The ‘Safe After School’ parent booklet provides advice to parents when selecting tutors, babysitters, childminders and out of school activities. This booklet will help you to ensure that the relevant checks have been undertaken and the appropriate questions asked to safeguard your child. Rochdale LA also holds a list of all registered childminders in the area.
Choosing a club, tutor or other out of school activity? We all know that clubs, classes and tutorial sessions offer great ways for children and young people to develop their skills and confidence as well as having fun….....but with so many stories in the media about inappropriate behaviour, abuse and exploitation...how can we as parents be certain that our kids will be happy and protected?
Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Partnership (RBSCP) have released a campaign to help parents ask the right questions when thinking of letting your child join an after school club.