Safeguarding and Child Protection

Siddal Moor is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Designated Safeguarding Team

Should you have any Safeguarding or Child Protection concerns, please contact Mrs McLoughlin, Designated Safeguarding Lead in school or Mr Aspden, Deputy Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead on 01706 369436.


If Mrs McLoughlin or Mr Aspden are unavailable any member of the Safeguarding and Child Protection Team can be contacted on the same number:


Miss Keenan
Learning Support Manager

Mr Heppolette
Head of KS3

Mrs Gibbs
Head of Year 8


Mrs Mears
Head of Year 7

Mr Walmsley
Head of Year 11

Mrs McCarthy
Named Governor (Safeguarding)

Out of hours or during school holidays the following contacts should be used:

Multi Agency Screening Service (The MASS)
Open weekdays 08.30 –16.45
Rochdale Police Station
Tel: 0300 303 0440

Out of hours, Emergency Duty Social Work Team
Open 16.45 –08.00 weekdays, 24 hours during weekends and public holidays.
Tel: 0300 303 8875

Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Board
Open weekdays 08.30 –16.45
Tel: 0300 303 0350

Police, Public Protection and Investigation (PPIU)
This is a central switchboard for Greater Manchester Police.
Tel: 0161 856 8067 / 4559 / 4558. State you have a child protection concern about a child and where the child lives.

Education Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01706 925179

Education Welfare Officer
Tel: 01706 925115

Local Authority Designated Officer (Allegations of Professional Abuse)
Tel: 01706 925365

Immediate risk to a child dial 999

Policies and Guidance

Family services early help 


What is early help?

Every family goes through challenging times at some point, and it is ok to ask for help. Early help means working with you and your family so that small problems don’t become big problems, and help you be the very best family you can be. 

Early help is for everybody, for families with children and young people of any age. It is about helping as early as possible; from pregnancy to your child being 18. It is about looking at what help you need as a family before you start to struggle. The earlier we can get the support, the better the outcome.

Click here to find out more about family services early help support

Operation Encompass 


Siddal Moor is part of Operation Encompass, a Police and Education early intervention safeguarding partnership, which supports children and young people who have been exposed to or witnessed domestic abuse.

As part of Siddal Moor’s commitment to keeping children safe, we have signed up to implement the principles and aims of the Encompass Model.

What does this mean? Click here