Safeguarding at Falinge Park

Falinge Park High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Safeguarding is our key non-negotiable for all staff.

We will be developing this page in the next few months to improve the information we share with parents and carers.

Meet the Safeguarding Team

Safeguarding Team:
Ms J Turrell – Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr S Ward – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Safeguarding Officer:
Mrs K Broadhurst

Pastoral Team:
Ms L Pottinger – Assistant Headteacher for Personal Development and Welfare
Mr A Abdullah – Director of KS3
Miss E Clark – Director of KS4
Miss A Woodward – Head of Year 7
Miss N Hallas – Head of Year 8
Miss K Stanway – Head of Year 9
Miss J Sanderson – Head of Year 10
Mrs H Herdman – Head of Year 11
Mr R Rhodes – Lead Learning Mentor

Learning Mentors:
Mrs C Barrett, Ms J Miller, Mrs A Slessor, Mrs J Wellens, Mrs S Cove

Attendance Lead:
Mrs K Barnes

Useful Contacts and Resources

For general enquires: FPHSsafeguarding@falingepark.com

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

If there is an immediate risk to a child dial 999

CSE
The Sunrise Team 
Barnardo’s
CEOP
Parents Against Child Exploitation 

Sexting
NSPCC
Safe, Secure, Online

Bullying
NSPCC
Childline

Drug and Alcohol Abuse 
Teenage Addiction Help
Early Break 
Alcohol Education Trust 

E-Safety
Childnet 
NSPCC
Safer Internet 
UK Council for Online Safety 

FGM
Information Sheet

Mental Health Awareness 
#Thrive
Mental Health Foundation  
Young Minds 

Safeguarding Information

Mental Health Awareness

#Thrive

What is #Thrive?

#Thrive is for children and young people aged up to 19 years.
You must live, or be registered with a GP practice (doctor), in Heywood, Middleton or Rochdale.
They can also provide advice and support to parents, carers and anyone that works with a child or young person.

Types of support

They have lots of different types of support to help you. Thrive can also offer advice to improve your general lifestyle, including exercise, diet and many other things.
They can provide this support in lots of different ways. They will always talk to you about what support will best meet your needs.

#Thrive can offer more traditional types of support, such as one-to-one or group counselling sessions, or online courses. They can also signpost and help you access other types of support, such as sport, drama, music or art.  

If Thrive aren’t able to offer the right support, they can decide together what other options are available.

It is important to have a good support network around you, so they will always try to involve those who love and care for you (or who work with you) in any support we provide. This does not necessarily need to be your parents or siblings – it can be anyone who you trust, who provides support and care to you.

Opening times and how to find us

Their central hub is called Around the Corner.  It is based at 48-50 Drake Street, Rochdale, OL16 1NT.  It is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

They hold lots of drop-in sessions here, where you can talk to them about how you are feeling and find out what support they can offer you. 

Their drop-in sessions are:

Aged 8 to 19 years (if you are under 13 years, please bring a parent or carer with you):

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 4pm and 8pm (last session at 7.30pm)

Sessions are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you need support outside of these times, you can contact us at the number below (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

We have an onsite cafe at Around the Corner, serving hot and cold drinks.

Who runs the service?

The service is run by Pennine Care NHS Foundation TrustYouth in Mind and  Link4Life.

To make sure the service meets your needs, they are working with young people, parents, carers and professionals.  The service is funded by NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group and Rochdale Borough Council.

More information

To keep up to date follow our Facebook page www.facebook.com/thrivehmr. To visit their website follow the link – click here.

E-Safety

We are currently building our new E-Safety page. In the mean time you can find the previous version here. 

Recent Safeguarding Updates

There have been national concerns about Children and Young People being used as money mules as part of Organised Crime Groups.  Please click on the link to read a letter to parents from Greater Manchester Police. Click here

What parents need to know about sadfishing… click here for a useful guide.