If you require the safeguarding policy in a different language please contact admin@wernethschool.com

The safeguarding policy can be found on the ELT Trust website https://www.educationlearningtrust.com/policies


Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development
  • ensuring children receive safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes


The school’s commitment to safeguarding the welfare of young people and adults is our highest priority. We strive to ensure that the signs and symptoms of abuse are picked up, thus the opportunity for those wishing to cause harm to children is drastically reduced. We are committed to ensuring staff and students are trained and understand their roles and responsibilities with regard to safeguarding. Ultimately our vision is that all young people can achieve and be the best that they can be. For that to happen we are clear that everyone needs to be safe, secure and happy; and know what to do if they are not or they see others who are not. Governors are committed to ensuring the necessary training and resources required are available for the DSL to fulfil their role.

Purpose and principles

The purpose of our safeguarding policy is to ensure that all stakeholders are aware of the arrangements that we have in place for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students. It provides guidance to help staff who may have concerns about the safety or welfare of a child, and sets out our position in relation to the safeguarding process. It is a tool that should enable the role of DSL to be seamlessly picked up if Mr Jones was not available short or long term.


Child Protection

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child. Safeguarding children and child protection guidance and legislation applies to all children up to the age of 18.

Further Links

Stockport Safeguarding Children Partnership

Stockport Child Protection Referrals (contacting MASSH)

Stockport Young Carers Information