Safeguarding and Child Protection

Oulder Hill Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please read our Information Booklet for Staff and Visitors

Designated Safeguarding Team

Should you have any Safeguarding or Child Protection concerns, please contact Mr Bramwell, Deputy Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead in school on 01706 645522.

If Mr Bramwell is unavailable any member of the Safeguarding and Child Protection Team can be contacted on the same number:

Miss Burgon
KS3 Child Welfare Officer


Mrs Hughes
KS4 Child Welfare Officer

Mr Armitage
Assistant Headteacher
(H&S Officer)




As part of Oulder Hill Community Schools 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 Rochdale Encompass Protocol
  • Promote and implement Rochdale Encompass 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


Chair of Governors                             Head Teacher

Mr Al-Hassani                                     Mr Watson


Out of hours or during school holidays the following contacts should be used:

Rochdale Safeguarding Children Unit
Open weekdays 0900 –16.30
Tel: 0300 303 0350

Multi Agency Screening Service (The MASS)
Open weekdays 08.45 –16.45
Rochdale Police Station
Tel: 0033 303 0440 Fax: 0844 963 2483

Out of hours, Emergency Duty Social Work Team
Open 16.45 –08.00 weekdays, 24 hours during weekends and public holidays.
Tel: 0033 303 8875

Police, Public Protection and Investigation (PPIU)
This is a central switchboard for Greater Manchester Police.
Tel: 0161 856 8067. State you have a child protection concern about a child and where the child lives.

The Police Public Protection and Investigation Unit (PPIU) can also be contacted 08.30 –17.00 on 0161 856 8067/4559/4558

Education Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01706 925384

Education Welfare Officer
Tel: 01706 925115

Local Authority Designated Officer (Allegations of Professional Abuse)
Tel: 01706 927617

Immediate risk to a child – 999

Policies, Guidance and Training

Training undertaken by Safeguarding Leaders

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Keeping Children safe In Education – DFES

Working Together to Safeguard Children – DFES

Guidance for Safe Working Practice for the Protection of Children and Staff in Education Settings – Rochdale LA

What to do if you are worried a child is being abused

Useful Websites


Rochdale Safeguarding Children Partnership

Disrespect Nobody

Safe After School (Advice to Parents/Carers when choosing clubs and activities outside of school)


Drugs & Alcohol



Child Safety for Parents


Female Genital Mutilation

Our Prospectus

Learning Apps