Safeguarding

Designated Safeguarding Staff

Senior Designated Person

Mags Winn ~ Vice Principal
Email: m.winn@rainford.org.uk
Tel No: 01744 885914 Ext 133

Designated Person

Terry Rigby ~ Vice Principal
Email: t.rigby@rainford.org.uk
Tel No: 01744 885914 Ext 135

KS3 Designated Person

Mark Pendlebury~ Pastoral Support Manager KS3
Email: m.pendlebury@rainford.org.uk
Tel No: 01744 885914 Ext 124

KS4 Designated Person

Mark White~ Pastoral Support Manager KS4
Email: m.white@rainford.org.uk
Tel No: 01744 885914 Ext 127

KS5 Designated Person

Hannah Moreton~ Progress Manager KS5
Email: h.moreton@rainford.org.uk
Tel No: 01744 885914 Ext 146

School Governor with overview of Safeguarding: Joanne Best

What should I do if I think a child is being abused?

Procedure at Rainford: If a student makes a safeguarding disclosure to you, or you have any concerns regarding the safety, welfare or well-being of a student, it is your DUTY OF CARE to raise this with one of the designated persons listed above. This must be done without delay.

If the Senior designated person or the appropriate Key Stage designated person is not available then you should raise your concern with any of the other designated people.

If none of the designated members of staff are available you should then contact The Contact Centre direct on 01744 676600 and ask for the First Response Team. Or outside normal office hours you can contact the Emergency Duty Team on 0845 050 0148

If you have raised a safeguarding concern with one of the Designated People in school and you are not satisfied with the course of action that has been taken, you should then escalate your concerns with The Senior Designated Person in school.

If you are still not satisfied with the course of action taken then you should raise your concerns directly with the St Helens First Response Team or the NSPCC.

We all have the responsibility to protect children!

What should I do if I have concerns regarding the behaviour of a colleague?

If you have any concerns regarding the actions or behaviours of a colleague you should report this to a member of the Principal but, if your concerns are in relation to the Principal, this must be raised to the Chair of Governors. The Principal will escalate concerns to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) as necessary. If the Principal is unavailable you should raise your concern to a Vice Principal.

St Helens has a Confidential Reporting Policy, or Whistle Blowing Policy, which the school has adopted.