Stonyhurst understands, accepts and believes that every member of our school community places safeguarding children and young people at risk at the heart of all they do.  

Stonyhurst's policy reflects our Jesuit philosophy, Magis. We seek to do more for Christ in serving and protecting the most vulnerable within our community. Therefore, everyone who comes into contact with children and young people has a role to play. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child. We recognise that no single practitioner/agency can have a full picture of a child’s needs and circumstances. If children and families are to receive the right help at the right time, everyone who comes into contact with them has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action. The Safeguarding team works closely with local, national and international safeguarding partners to offer advice and support to the wider Stonyhurst community. 

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Stonyhurst is proud to be an Operation Encompass school which is an early intervention safeguarding partnership supporting children and young people who may have been exposed to domestic abuse.  It is a system which provides an early notification to key adults within a school when a pupil may have been affected by domestic abuse. In response to this notification, schools are able to ensure the appropriate support is available for that child.

Stonyhurst is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We strive to ensure that consistent and effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, pupils and staff at school.  We listen to our pupils and take seriously what they tell us. All school staff are trained in Child Protection, and children are made aware of the adults they can talk to if they have any concerns. Staff are trained to look out for signs of physical/emotional harm or neglect and are required to report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL).

The procedures which we follow have been laid down by the Lancashire Children Safeguarding Assurance Partnership.

The school adheres to the following three DFE safeguarding documents:

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LCC SEND HELPLINE – 01772 533900

Getting the right information and support for children and young people with SEND can be frustrating for families, schools and support services. As requests for statutory assessment and numbers of EHC plans issued continue to

increase, so does demand for information and support from LCC’s SEND Teams. In response, a SEND helpline has been set up with a view to improving communication with families and key partners. This has already been trialled successfully with schools over recent weeks, and the SEND Helpline has now gone live for parent carers and anyone who supports CYP with SEND. Lines are open 9:00-5:00 Mon-Fri.

Key contacts

Ruth Crossley

Titles: Head of Geography, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sarah Gibson

Titles: Head of Pre-Prep, Designated Safeguard Lead

Amanda Jones

Titles: Teacher of EAL, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sarah Lomax

Titles: Houseparent - Lower Grammar & Grammar Girls, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Dawn Lundergan

Titles: Director of Safeguarding

Marc Simons

Titles: Houseparent - Syntax Boys, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Reuban Strain

Reuban Strain

Titles: Deputy Head Pastoral, Designated Safeguarding Lead

Emma Winstanley

Titles: SENDCO, Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead

Rosalie Wroblewski

Titles: Assistant Head (Primary Phase), SMH Designated Senior Lead

Useful Safeguarding Resources

Organisation  Contact details
Beat Eating Disorders

0808 801 0677

Child Exploitation & Online Protection Command Report to CEOP
Children Bereavement Network

0800 11 11

Children's Commissioner 0800 5280 731
Lancashire Children's Social Care

0300 123 6720

Lancashire County Council

Keeping your child safe

01772 533900

Lancashire Police

101 or if there is a threat to life call 999

Mind Lancashire

0800 9530 110

National Online Safety (current parents and carers)
NHS Direct 0845 4647

Report child abuse

0808 800 5000


116 123

Stonyhurst Safeguarding Concerns

07976 527333

The Hideout
Victim Support

0808 1689 111

Young Minds

If you need urgent help text YM to 85258

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