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Oswald Road Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. We require all staff, volunteers and visitors to share the commitment.

Click here to read our Safeguarding Policy.

Click here to read our new Terrorism Trip Policy.


Deborah Howard- Headteacher

Donna Wealleans- Assistant Headteacher (Pastoral/Safeguarding)

Lisa Cameron- Safeguarding and Pastoral Manager

These members of staff have all received safeguarding designated person training so please feel free to approach them with any questions or concerns.


Oswald Road has been given the opportunity to take part in a new project that will run in partnership with Manchester Safeguarding Board and Greater Manchester Police.

Operation Encompass is a Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools before the start of the next  school day when a child or young person has been involved or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous evening.

The information is given in strict confidence to a school’s Key Adult to enable support to be given dependent on the needs and wishes of the child.

Operation Encompass is a Trauma Informed and Trauma Sensitive charity. We acknowledge and understand the impact of Domestic Abuse as an Adverse Childhood Experience.

Operation Encompass mitigates against the damaged caused by exposure to Domestic Abuse and other ACE’s.

You can find out more about Operation Encompass by clicking here.

Operation Encompass- Governors’ Commitment





PDFInformation and Support for Parents and Carers (including national and local agencies and organisations)

PDFYoung Person’s Guide to Keeping Children Safe

Local Authority Resources

PDFManchester Safeguarding Children’s Board

PDFManchester City Council’s child protection procedures


PDFNSPCC- Signs, Symptoms, Effects of Domestic Abuse 

PDFNSPCC- Keeping Children Safe from Domestic Abuse

PDFRespect Phone Line- advice for perpetrators of domestic violence 

PDFNSPCC- What to do if you are worried about a child

Mental Health & Wellbeing

PDFParent Guide to Children’s Wellbeing

PDF50 Ways to Take a Break

PDFBe Nice to Yourself

PDFCoping Skills

PDFSensory Safety Tool


PDFSelf-Harm- Childline

PDFSelf-Harm- Young Minds

PDFSleep Problems in Children

PDFHeadspace- an app that helps you practice mindfulness with your children

PDFTip sheet – Helping your child to be happy – Supporting wellbeing

PDFTip sheet – Getting support to help your child to be happy

PDFTip sheet – Self Esteem

PDFYoung person’s journey – Mental Health

Information and resources specifically for anxiety in children:

PDFYoung Minds


PDFNHS Choices

PDFAnxiety Worksheets

Medical Documents

PDFAdministration of Medicine

PDFMedical Conditions Policy July 2015

PDFParental Consent For School Staff To Administer Medicine

PDFProcedure For Contacting Emergency Services

PDFSchool Medical Information Form



PDFBehaviour Management Plan

PDFHealthy Sexual Behaviour

PDFNSPCC’s Positive Parenting- a guide to discipline and setting boundaries for your child


Topical Safeguarding Issues

PDFGMP’S Operation Treacle Campaign – Safe4Autumn

PDFGMP’s ’60 Second Security’ Videos

PDFStranger Danger- a guide for parents

PDFNSPCC- Is your child ready to go out on their own?

PDFHate Crimes- list of 3rd Party Reporting Centres in South Manchester

PDFBlue whale challenge 7 min briefing


PDFThe ‘Prevent’ Strategy- a guide for parents

PDFProtecting Children from Extremism- a guide for parents/carers

PDFPrevent Mythbuster

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PDFParent e-Safety Guide

PDFSafeguarding and Media Devices (full version)

PDFInstagram Parents Guide

PDFWhatsapp Parents Guide

PDFYouTube Parents Guide

PDFe-Safety- Parental Controls

PDFA Parents’ Guide to Video Games

PDFChildNet: Supporting Young People Online

PDFChildNet: Family Agreement Template

PDFChildNet: Family Agreement Advice

PDFUK Safer Internet Centre: Resources for Parents

PDFCBBC Lifebabble

PDFHow to keep your kids safe on YouTube in a few easy steps

PDFNSPCC- Online Safety

PDFNet Aware- guide to different social media channels

PDFMinecraft: A Parent’s Guide

PDFShare Aware

PDFParental Controls

PDFE Safety Presentation (from parent workshop on 12/10/17)

Critical Incidents

PDFSupporting Children at Times of Crisis

PDFThe effects of trauma- information for young people

PDFCritical Incident Information for Parents



Social Services– 0161 234 5001

Manchester Mental Health Trust– 0161 882 1000

Manchester City Council Emergency Housing (out of hours)- 0161 234 5001

Manchester Move for Advice on your Housing Options and for Emergency Accommodation (women only)- 0333 900 9032

42nd Street (Mental Health Service for Young People)- 0161 228 1888

Mustard Tree (support for those who are in need of food parcels and other items)- 0161 228 3721

Wood Street Mission (helping families living in poverty with everyday items)- 0161 834 3140

Boaz Trust (service for destitute asylum seekers)-  0161 202 1056

Refugee Action– 01610441 4100

Female Genital Mutilation (provide a trans-cultural theraputic service to women who have undergone FGM)- 01706 868 993

Karma Nirvana (support to victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour based abuse)- 0800 5999 247-

Childline: 0800 1111(free 24hr)
Self injury Support: Helpline: 0808 800 8088 (Tue & Wed 7-10pm, Thur 3-6pm & 7-10pm) Text: 0780 047 2908 (Sun – Fri 7-9pm) 
Harmless: Email: 
National Self Harm Network Forum: 
Get Connected: Freephone: 0808 808 4994 (7 days a week, 1-11pm)
Samaritans: Helpline (24 hr): 08457 90 90 90 UK & NI Email: 
Youth Access: 
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