We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, younger learners and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.

Ofsted (2019) "Children's safety and well-being is a top priority. Staff are aware that safegurding is everyones responibility. Staff are meticulous in their approach. Systems are rigorous and secure."..."Children enjoy coming to school and feel very safe."

Meet the Safeguarding Team

Jo Fenton (Head Teacher)
Designated Safeguarding Lead

Nicola Burton (Deputy Head)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Emma Dawson (Daycare Manager)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Amanda Richardson (Parent Support Advisor)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


Jade Wright (Chair of Governers)
Senior Nominated Safeguarding Governor

Prevent Strategy

Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the government's counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

The prevent strategy:

• responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views

• provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn inot teoorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support

• works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health) where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to deal with.

Please see the schools 'Safeguarding Children and Child Protection Policy' for further information about Prevent.

All of our staff are fully trained in the Prevent Strategy


Operation Encompass

Our school has been given the opportunity to take part in a new project that will run in partnership with Manchester Safeguarding Board and Greater Manchester Police.

The project, Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of school but which might have an impact on a child attending school the following day. This information will be shared on school days during the school term. When incidents occur on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday, the police will contact the relevant school the following Monday.

A nominated member of school staff, known as a Key Adult, will be trained to liaise with the police. At Collyhurst Nursery School and Children’s Centre our Key Adult is Joanne Fenton (Head Teacher). They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the school is able to support children and their families. Information will be shared where it is identified that a child or young person was present, witnessed or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.

We always endeavour to offer the best support possible to our pupils and believe that Operation Encompass is going to be beneficial and supportive for all concerned children and families

Some information about Encompass is included in this letter but if you would like more information about this new initiative you can contact our Key Adult at Collyhurst Nursery School on 0161 205 1744.

Thank you for your continued support