Safeguarding and Child Protection at Greenmount Primary School
Greenmount Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.
Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.
We aim to take a proactive approach and want to work with families to offer support where we can or signpost to other agencies who may be able to offer support. This is known as Early Help. If you have any concerns, you can approach your child's class teacher, a member of the PS3 Team or the Head Teacher who will be pleased to help.
Parents should be aware that the school will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff have no alternative but to follow Bury Integrated Safeguarding Partnership's Procedures and inform Social Services of their concern.
Where a child is absent from school for more than 10 days without permission or explanation, the school will follow Bury Council's Procedures for "Children Missing in Education" (a copy of the procedures can be found at the foot of this page).
If you have a concern about the welfare or safety of a child at our school please speak to:
Mr D Griffith - Designated Safeguarding Lead and Headteacher
Miss C Kunce - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Headteacher
You can also contact the Chair of Governors, Catrina Dyer, who is also the Designated Governor for Child Protection, if you have any concerns about child protection procedures or issues in our school. Contact details are available from the school office.
Child Protection in the Community
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions and you don’t believe that the child or young person is being supported by a Social Worker, please contact the MASH Team immediately on 0161 253 5678
We are part of the Bury Operation Encompass project which supports children where domestic abuse has occurred. Full information can be found by following the link below: