If you are concerned about a child, please make a factual record of your concern. Include day, date, time, and concern. You must share your concerns without delay to one of the following designated safeguarding leaders. Our Safeguarding Staff can be contacted during office hours on 01706 648089 or you can chose to contact Rochdale Children’s Social Care on 0300 303 0440.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Kathryn Bishop Headteacher

Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Miss Helen Sivills Deputy Headteacher

Alternatively you can email: head@stpatricksrc.rochdale.sch.uk with your concern.

Early Help Team

At St Patrick’s we seek to support all families within our school community and aim to strengthen families and facilitate communication between school, home and parish.

Mrs Kathryn Bishop Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Helen Sivills Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Mr Peter Money SENCO 

Mrs Jane Rothwell Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead

Mrs Shelley Barrowclough Pastoral Officer 

Operation Encompass

As part of St Patrick’s RC Primary’s commitment to keeping children safe we have signed up to implement the principles and aims of the Encompass Model.

In signing up to Encompass the Governing Body and Senior Leadership Team:

  • Endorse the Encompass Model and support the Key Adults in our school to fulfil the requirements of the Rochdale Encompass Protocol
    • Promote and implement Rochdale Encompass processes and use these in accordance with internal safeguarding children processes
    • Recognise the sensitive nature of the information provided and ensure that this is retained in accordance with the principles of data protection.


Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy

Key Contacts

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021