St Elisabeth's School Pupils

Safeguarding Team

St Elisabeth's CE Primary School is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.

Our Designated Members of staff for safeguarding are:

Name Role
Amanda Lancashire Head of School, Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Jo Millen Assistant Headteacher/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Pippa Charlesworth  Special Needs Coordinator (SENDCo)
Lee Jamieson Safeguarding Designated Governor

The specific duties of the child protection designated teachers include:

  • Liaison with other staff who have pastoral responsibilities with children.
  • Liaison with the Area Education Office, Social Services Department and other agencies concerning individual cases of actual or suspected child abuse.
  • Oversight of the planning of curricular provision concerning child protection.
  • Ensuring appropriate staff training and updating.

Our school policies have been designed to ensure that all adults at St Elisabeth's are working together to safeguard and promote the well being of all our young people and adults in school.  Our policy describe the systems and arrangements in place to create and maintain a safe learning environment.  It identifies any actions which should be taken to address any welfare concerns about young people and adults in school.  Please take the time to read through our policies linked below.

You can contact the members of our Safeguarding Team via the school office, or by calling 0161 432 5785 or emailing


Early Help Strategy

As part of our support for all children in school we have regular opportunities to consult with support services and health agencies through a multi-agency approach which sometimes includes completing the Early Help Form which supports families as well as pupils. Mrs Charleworth is our 'Early Help Co-ordinator' and is available through appointment. Our school nurse is Carrie Ogden Smith.  Carrie also works with our pupils on drugs education, sex and relationships and staying healthy.


The Prevent Duty came into effect from 1 July 2015 and as a public body we are subject to the duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, in the exercise of our functions, to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’.

St Elisabeth's CE Primary School seeks to protect children and young people against the messages of all violent extremism including, but not restricted to, those linked to Islamist ideology, or to Far Right / Neo Nazi / White Supremacist ideology, Irish Nationalist and Loyalist paramilitary groups, and extremist Animal Rights movements.

The current threat from terrorism in the United Kingdom may include the exploitation of vulnerable people, to involve them in terrorism or in activity in support of terrorism.  The normalisation of extreme views may also make children and young people vulnerable to future manipulation and exploitation. St Elisabeth's CE Primary School is clear that this exploitation and radicalisation should be viewed as a safeguarding concern. Prevention work and reductions of risks will include the RE curriculum, SEND policy, worship time policy, the use of school premises by external agencies, integration of pupils by gender and SEN, anti-bullying policy and other issues specific to the school’s profile, community and philosophy.

If you have a concern linked to Prevent it is helpful in the first instance to speak to the Safeguarding lead.

Operation Encompass

St Elisabeth's CE has been given the opportunity to take part in a new project that will run in partnership with Stockport Safeguarding Partnership and Greater Manchester Police.

The project, Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside of school but which might have an impact on a child attending school the following day. This information will be shared on school days during the school term. When incidents occur on a Friday, Saturday or a Sunday, the police will contact the relevant school the following Monday.

A nominated member of school staff, known as a Key Adult, will be trained to liaise with the police. At St Elisabeth's CE Primary School our Key Adult is Amanda Lancashire. They will be able to use information that has been shared with them, in confidence, to ensure that the school is able to support children and their families. Information will be shared where it is identified that a child or young person was present, witnessed or was involved in a domestic abuse incident.

We always endeavour to offer the best support possible to our pupils and believe that Operation Encompass is going to be beneficial and supportive for all concerned children and families.

As part of St Elisabeth's CE Primary School commitment to keeping children safe we have signed up to implement the principles and aims of the Encompass Model.

In signing up to Encompass the Governing Body and Senior Leadership Team:

  • Endorse the Encompass Model and support the Key Adults in our school to fulfil the requirements of the Stockport Encompass Protocol.
  • Promote and implement StockportEncompass processes and use these in accordance with internal safeguarding children processes.
  • Recognise the sensitive nature of the information provided and ensure that this is retained in accordance with the principles of data protection.
grass background layer