Safeguarding Position Statement

Safeguarding is our number one priority at Northwich Campus.  Please find links to our policies and procedures regarding safeguarding below (if there is no link available you can request a copy of the policy from stockportcampus@focus-school.com ).   

At Northwich Campus we operate robust safeguarding procedures which are set out in our policies. These policies give information about what to do in the event of an allegation, concern or even a nagging doubt. Northwich campus operates safeguarding procedures in-line with locally agreed inter-agency guidelines under the Stockport Local Safeguarding Children Board.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility but those with specific roles are: 

Northwich Campus is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all our students. We will:

  • Create an atmosphere where all our students feel secure, valued and listened to
  • Recognise and respond quickly and effectively to any issues that are a cause for concern

At Northwich Campus we look to keep all members of our community safe and healthy.  We encourage healthy eating through work in food and nutrition, special events for ‘healthy eating week’ and by offering healthy options as part of our school lunches.  

Our site is secure and regularly audited for Health and Safety compliance alongside food hygiene (currently rated 5 star).  We encourage all members of our school community to stay safe online through regular e-safety updates and training.

Our staff, trustees and volunteers receive regular safeguarding training and updates.  We have staff and trustees who are safer recruitment trained.  Our students receive information about how to stay safe from abuse in conjunction with the NSPCC.  We offer first aid training to all staff and all our students have received training in basic first aid from Salford Royal Hospital.

Visitor Information Booklet: 
Stockport Campus Information for visitors 2018

Safeguarding and Associated Policy and Information Links:

SAFEGUARDING POLICY Safeguarding_&_Child Protection Policy April_2019

ANTI BULLYING Anti_Bullying Policy_v5_March_2019 ATTENDANCE Attendance Policyv6.1 April 2018 COMPLAINTS Complaints_Policy March_2019  BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT Behaviour Management Policy March 2019
HEALTH AND SAFETY Health_&_Safety Policy_v7_March 2019 PEER ON PEER ABUSE Peer on Peer Abuse Policy v1 April 2018 PREVENT Prevent Duty Guidance Issue 2 November 2016 STAFF CODE OF CONDUCT Staff Code of Conduct v1 November 2017 WHISTLE BLOWING Whistleblowing Policy v2 September 2017
POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH Positive Mental Health Policy v3 June 2018 KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE IN EDUCATION KCSIE 2018