Child Protection and Safeguarding

Keeping Children Safe in Education.

St Stephen’s RC Primary School is passionate about and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and visitors to share this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.

We have measures in place to protect all pupils in school including:

  • All visitors to school must report to the school office, sign in and display their visitor badge. They must bring photo ID with them and if they are intending to work directly with children they must bring their DBS clearance too.
  • On arrival visitors will be provided with a colour coordinated lanyard – red for those who are to be escorted at all times and green for those who are DBS cleared and safe to work with children unsupervised.
  • Risk assessments take place for activities that take place both in and out of the school. Regular Health and Safety checks and Fire Risk assessments carried out. All staff receive safeguarding training which is renewed at regular intervals.

What to do if you have concerns

If there is a concern about the welfare of a child, school staff will report this to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leads.

This may result in a referral to Children and Family Services. If a child makes a disclosure about physical or sexual abuse, our duty of care will always be to the child.

Here at St Stephen’s, we have a team of 3 Designated Safeguarding Leads:

  • Mr Brendan Marley (Headteacher)
  • Mr Connor Lavin (Deputy Headteacher)
  • Mrs Steph Healey (Assistant Headteacher)

School Policies and Procedures

For full details regarding our child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures please refer to the respective policies on our school policies page

These policies should be read alongside the Department for Education guidance “Keeping Children Safe In Education” (2016)


Our Help and Advice Resources 

Some E-Safety and Safeguarding resources can be found in our Resources library.  These may include links to external websites and instructional videos, as well as any latest news that we think may be useful to you. These resources will appear in your news feeds as we publish them. 


Useful External Links


Other Useful Contacts

  • Tameside Mental Health Trust – 0161 716 343
  • Manchester Mental Health Trust – 0161 882 1100
  • Tameside City Council Emergency Housing – 0161 331 2700
  • Manchester City Council Emergency Housing – 0161 234 4692 / (out of hours)- 0161 234 5001
  • 42nd Street (Mental Health Service for Young People aged 11-25) – 0161 228 7321
  • Mustard Tree (support for those who are in need of food parcels and other items) – 0161 228 7331
  • Wood Street Mission (helping families living in poverty with everyday items) – 0161 834 3140
  • Female Genital Mutilation (provide a trans-cultural therapeutic service to women who have undergone FGM) – 0208 960 4000
  • Karma Nirvana (support to victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour based abuse) – 0800 5999 247