Safeguarding

St John Fisher Catholic High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support our children, families, and staff. The school works closely with relevant agencies in ensuring we provide robust and effective safeguarding procedures.

What to do if you are worried about something serious or you or a friend feel unsafe:

1. Talk to a member of staff about your concerns. They may not be able to keep it confidential, especially if they think you are in danger
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2. Talk directly to one of our Safeguarding Officers – Mr Coyle, Mr Maw, Mrs Heyes, Miss Melling

When you tell a member of staff something of concern, the member of staff will:

  • listen to what you have to say
  • accept what you say and reassure you that it will be taken seriously
  • reassure you that you did the right thing in sharing the information
  • explain to you what we will do next to offer support
  • record what has been said and inform one of the safeguarding lead staff

3. Tell them in your own words why you need help or why you feel another pupil might need help

4. Together you will discuss the problem and action will be taken to support you

The safeguarding team at St John Fisher are:
Mr. S. Coyle – Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr. J. Maw –  Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs. L. Heyes
Miss. L. Melling
Our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs. J Baron

Never, Ever stay quiet; if you need help get it. Do not suffer in silence

Out of school you can speak to an adult you trust or contact the Police – dial 999

If you have any serious concerns about your child or any other student at St John Fisher Catholic High School please do not hesitate to contact the Safeguarding team by either telephoning school on 01942 510715, sending an email via the contact form or report via the Whisper button on our website.

Download a copy of the Teen Abuse leaflet

Child Sexual Exploitation Information

Affordable Warmth Information

Links to additional support:

Safeguarding policies
Childline

NSPCC

Barnados
CEOP
Young Minds In School
Lancashire Police
Greater Manchester Police

Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2019

Keeping Children Safe in Education was revised in September 2019. All staff received an overview of the revised document delivered by Mr S Coyle, the DSL, during a training day on 2nd September. Further, all staff have read Part 1 and Appendix A of KCSIE 2019.

Please see the copy of the revised KCSIE 2019

Wigan Encompass

The purpose of Wigan Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in or witness a domestic abuse incident. Domestic abuse impacts on children in a number of ways. Children are at increased risk of physical injury during an incident, either by accident or because they attempt to intervene. Even when not directly injured, children are greatly distressed by witnessing the physical and emotional suffering of a parent.

Encompass has been created to address this situation. It is the implementation of key partnership working between the police and schools. The aim of sharing information with local schools is to allow “Key Adults” the opportunity of engaging with the child and to provide access to support that allows them to remain in a safe but secure familiar environment.

Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse, by 9.00am on the next school day the school’s Key Adult will be informed that the child or young person has been involved in a domestic incident. This knowledge, given to schools through Operation Encompass, allows the provision of immediate early intervention through silent or overt support dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.

The purpose and procedures in Operation Encompass have been shared with all parents and governors, is detailed as part of the school’s Safeguarding Policy. At St. John Fisher Catholic High School our Key Adult is Mr S Coyle.

Report an issue anonymously

If you’d like to report an issue at St John Fisher Catholic High School, you can do so by completing the form below. Anything you write will be sent anonymously:

Web Reporting Form

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SMS Reporting

These SMS reports are anonymous; we will not see the phone number that the message is sent from.
Anonymously report issues to us via SMS by texting STJ6 + your message to 078600 21584

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