The Governing Body takes seriously its responsibility under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering from harm. We recognise all adults have a role to play in protecting our students from harm and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern. All staff believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child. More information regarding safeguarding can be obtained through our policies section of the website or via the Trafford Strategic Safeguarding Partnership. Please click here to be redirected.
Concerns regarding Child Protection and Safeguarding
If you have any concerns or are worried about your child’s or anybody else’s safety or wellbeing you can contact any of the members of staff listed below:
The Safeguarding team are:
Mr D. Price (Designated Safeguarding Lead) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs H. Dolphin (Deputy Safeguarding Lead) email@example.com
Mr S. Marshall (Director of Sixth Form) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. M. Mullins (Headteacher)
You can also contact the Headteacher’s PA who will direct your call in confidence: email@example.com
We hope the resources and guidance below will contribute in helping parents/carers and our students stay safe.
Accessing Help and Support from Home
- If you are worried about the safety or wellbeing of yourself or another child or young person under the age of 18 then please phone Trafford Children's First Response on 0161 912 5125 during the day, or the Emergency Duty Team on 0161 912 2020 if it’s an emergency at night or weekend.
- If you or another child or young person is in immediate danger, then call the police on 999.
Students can contact the following organisations if they have any concerns or are worried about their own or anybody else’s safety or well-being:
Support from External Organisations
Stretford Grammar School also works alongside the below organisations to ensure the safety and well-being of all its students:
Keeping Children Safe in Education
With regards to the specific safeguarding issues highlighted in Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2020 , the Designated Safeguarding Lead will ensure that all staff and governors have appropriate training and access to up to date relevant information in relation to the following:
- Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
- Bullying, including Cyber-bullying
- Domestic Violence (DV)
- Drugs and substance misuse
- Fabricated or Induced Illness
- Faith Abuse
- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
- Forced Marriage (FM)
- Gangs and Youth Violence
- Gender Based Violence/Violence against Women and Girls
- HM Government Working Together to Safeguard Children
- Mental Health
- Private Fostering
- Teenage Relationship Abuse
Our school is part of a project, which is run between Trafford Local Authority, schools and Greater Manchester Police. The project called Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside school, which might have an impact on a child in school. This is communicated through a secure email to school following an incident. The project ensures that at least one member of the school staff, known as the Key Adult, is available to liaise with children’s services and the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence. In this way, we aim to support each child who has been involved in, or witnessed, a domestic abuse incident.
The Key Adult /s at Stretford Grammar School is Mr D.Price firstname.lastname@example.org
If he receives an Encompass notification he will make sure that a person the child trusts is available to help – if the child needs this. Most of the time this support is silent; keeping a careful eye on him or her and making sure the child has a calm school day. The confidential information is ordinarily not shared with all staff, just an agreement on how to help, if needed. All schools have a duty to share any information with other organisations if they feel a child is at risk of being hurt. The Key Adult may contact other organisations. The sharing of information from the police allows the school to be ready to help your child straight away, and it means that parents are aware that the Key Adult knows that something has happened. Parents can come and talk to our Key Adult. The Key Adult can point you towards other people that can help.
Our aim is to support children and their families.
Helpful websites for Parents and Carers
Helpful websites for Young People