Children have a right to be cared for and protected. Protecting them is everyone’s responsibility.
At Mount Carmel RC Primary we are fully committed to comprehensive safeguarding practices aimed at ensuring children are safe in both school and home. We expect everyone who works in and visits our school to share our commitment to vigilance and safety at all times. We encourage staff, pupils, and visitors to report anything that concerns them, and we will always act in the best interest of the child.Our pupils are taught how to stay safe, including when online, and to recognise when they may be at risk. We ensure our pupils know how to get help when they need it. We are committed to providing a secure and supportive environment in which children can develop and grow into mature and responsible people. Safeguarding children is an essential part of our holistic approach to ensure that children are protected from abuse and neglect and that every child reaches their full potential.
The best interests of the children will always be our priority. As such, there are times we will need to record, monitor and share information with other agencies. We will share concerns about our pupils with the child’s parents/carers unless we have reason to believe that such a move would not be in the child’s best interest.
Mount Carmel is part of Operation Encompass. This means we get regular updates from the police about situations that may have happened within families in our community. Please understand that sometimes we may have to speak to you about logged cases to ensure we can safeguard our children.
What you can do
Parents and carers play a role in safeguarding children in their community. If you have any concerns, no matter how small, you should report them to someone who you trust will listen. Here at Mount Carmel we have a safeguarding team for this purpose. Parents and children should speak to the safeguarding lead if they have any concerns about a child or staff member.
If you think a child or young person may be in immediate danger, call 999. Otherwise contact Manchester Children’s Social Care/ Advice and Guidance Service (AGS): 0161 234 5001 (For advice or a referral)