Safeguarding and Child Protection

At The Elton High School we want every student to be happy, health and safe both at school and home. To achieve this we have a highly skilled student support team who provide support to both students and parents on a daily basis.  All staff are provided with regular safeguarding training and updates to enable them to recognize any signs of abuse, neglect or mental health issues. Students are also provided with regular information and education about the keeping safe and healthy agenda.

We recognize that challenges can arise for families and will offer support and access to external services where necessary. We work closely with organisations such as the Early Help Team, School Nurse, Housing, Healthy Young Minds, Young Carers, Early Break, Additional Needs Team and Social services.

Our school has a duty of care to all students and where we have concerns about a young person this will sometimes mean that we need to share information with other agencies to safeguard the child(ren). Where this happens, we are looking to support the family and protect the child. Anything that we discuss or share will be treated confidentially on a “need to know” basis.

If you have concerns about a family or young person, you can share your worries with school or alternatively contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub directly (0161 253 5678).