At Cardinal Newman Catholic High School it is imperative that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support learners and staff at school. It is our aim through rigorous safeguarding procedures, as well as our pastoral care that Cardinal Newman is an environment where students feel safe and supported in order to reach their potential.
We work with a number of external agencies to ensure that all out students are support and safeguarded. Often families need additional help and support to navigate difficult times and school can offer a helping hand.
We have a dedicated team who can offer a range of support options
Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Finn and Mrs Burn
Pastoral Managers: Mrs Dolphin, Miss Charlton, Mrs Ward
Inclusion Co-ordinator: Mrs Humphries
Heads of Year:
Y7 Mrs Booth, Y8 Mr Russell, Y9 Mrs Hatton, Y10 Mrs Jones, Y11 Mr Brophy
Children’s Social Care
Sometimes a referral is needed to Children’s Social Care. We always follow the procedures set out in Keeping Children Safe in Education and will work with parents to ensure the best outcomes for their child.
Warrington Children’s Social Care can be contacted on 01925 443400
Our staff are trained to offer support via Early Help. We can also refer to the Early Help team if families would prefer a professional separate to school. Early Help can offer support around a wide range of issues including attendance, behaviour, housing, parental mental health, child mental health etc. Staff in school will work with families to put together a plan of support and look at how that plan can be achieved.
To find out more about Early Help
A number of our young people are supported by Young Carers. This is a fantastic service that help those who are in a caring role within the family home. Click below to find out more and contact us if you feel your child would benefit from a referral to Young Carers
We have a dedicated page to support both parents and students in relation to Online Safety. The majority of young people live some part of their lives online and it is essential that they are safe and understand the risks involved. We ensure that Online Safety is taught in PSHE as well as a range of curriculum areas. If you are worried about your child being online then please contact school to discuss your concerns.
Within every school a trained Key Adult is appointed – a trained Designated or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. The Key Adult receives information about abusive incidents directly via email from the police prior to the start of the next school day that the police have attended an incident of domestic abuse to which a child has been exposed. This timely knowledge enables a plan for appropriate support to be made for that child so that all interactions, from when the child first arrives at the school gates, are of a positive nature.
The initiative was launched county-wide at the beginning of 2015. It is active in all Warrington schools across the local authority and in a number of schools in the areas of Halton, Cheshire West & Chester and Cheshire East with success. You can find out more about Operation Encompass via the following site: https://www. operationencompass.org
If you would like to speak to someone further about the initiative, or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs R Fin.
We are committed to working in partnership with local relevant organisations to safeguard and protect children across Cheshire and provide the best possible care and support for our pupils.
Below you will find a number of links to resources to help support across a range of topics
CSE (Children Sexual Exploitation)
CCE (Child Criminal Exploitation)/County Lines