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 Rochdale Children’s Social Care on 0300 303 0440.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs K Bishop Head Teacher

Deputy Safeguarding Leads: Miss H Sivills Interim Deputy Head Teacher

Early Help Team

Our team is made up of two Family Workers and a Pastoral Officer.  We seek to support all families within our St Patrick’s RC Primary School community and aim to strengthen families and facilitate communication between school, home and parish.

Mrs Shelley Barrowclough Pastoral Officer Office mobile number: 07812223272 (office hours only)

Mrs Lindsey Cryer School Based Family Worker Office mobile number: 07807510318 (office hours only)


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.



Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 PART ONE

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy