Safeguarding - Introduction

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s mental health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.  

Within the Laurus Trust, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Our approach is child-centred and we consider, at all times, what is in the best interest of the child. 

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at Didsbury High School is Mrs A Clayton, Deputy Head of School. Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL) are Miss A Adamiec-Oakley and Dr M Sackville-Ford.

If you have a concern regarding the welfare of a child who attends Didsbury High School, please ask to speak to a member of the safeguarding team on 0161 507 5600. Alternatively if you are worried or concerned about a student or family at Didsbury High School you can report your concerns online here. This service is confidential and the information shared will only be read by the safeguarding team.

Further advice and guidance can also be sought from Manchester Advice & Guidance Service on 0161 234 5001 .

For more information, please see our Safeguarding Policy here.

Information about reporting online abuse or a hate crime can be found by clicking on the icons below.

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Mrs Clayton

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Dr Sackville-Ford

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Miss Adamiec-Oakley