At St. Peter’s, we are committed to supporting children and their families. If you feel your child requires additional support, you can discuss this with their class teacher, the school SENCO or Mrs Kelleher.
As part of our commitment to keeping children safe, we are proud to be part of Operation Encompass.
Operation Encompass is a unique Police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people exposed to domestic abuse.
Being part of Encompass means our school will receive a notification from Greater Manchester Police before the start of the next school day when a child or young person has been involved in or exposed to a domestic abuse incident the previous day. The information is given in confidence to the school's Key Adults and will enable us to provide the best possible support for the child.
The Key Adults at St. Peter's are our Safeguarding Leads, Mrs Kelleher, Mrs Clinch and Miss McKeogh. If you have any questions or wish to know more about our involvement in Operation Encompass, please do not hesitate to contact them.
Below you will find a range of services and resources which may further support your child’s wellbeing.
Rochdale Borough Council’s Local Offer provides information on the local services and provision available for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities.
Families of children with additional needs can join Rochdale's Disability Register, which will provide them with information on support services within the borough. It provides updates on events and activities taking place throughout the year. Families who sign up will also receive a 'Max Card', entitling them to discounts at UK venues. This is available for those in foster care or with additional needs.
SENDIASS is an independent service which offers free, confidential and impartial advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities.
Bury & Rochdale Care Organisation has launched a new way for parents/carers of children 0-19 to get advice and support about health related issues.
The Parentline messaging service is run by HMR Health Visiting and School Nurses and is available 09:00-16:30 Monday to Friday (exc. Bank Holidays). They aim to reply to messages within one working day.
For more information go to: bit.ly/ChatHealthPrivacy
Parent/carers can send a text to 07507333482 for support on issues such as:
• Child health
• Emotional health
• Minor incidents and illnesses
This national charity highlights new forms of bullying including exclusion bullying and aims to raise awareness of the health risks carried by bullying.
This organisation provides information and resources related to bullying.
This charity offers support and information for children, young people and families affected by bullying.
This helpline is available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday to offer support and advice for the victims of bullying and their families.
Telephone: 0845 22 55 787
This free 24-hour helpline can be accessed by children to discuss any worries or concerns in a confidential manner. Conversations with counsellors can also take place through internet chats.
Telephone: 0800 1111
Works to end cruelty to children and provides a range of direct services for children and their families. Its 24-hour freephone helpline can be used to discuss any concerns and seek signposting to appropriate services.
Telephone: 0808 800 5000
This organisation provides internet safety advice for children, parents and schools.
A free webinar is being held by The Education People for parents/carers on 16th March from 10am-11am.
Aims of the session:-
- to provide you with a safe space to pause and reflect on your own emotional needs and the needs of your child
- explore the possible impact that the pandemic has had on your family gain an understanding how to protect mental health and wellbeing in challenging times
- take away top tips for helping your child thrive through resilience start to build your own family wellbeing toolkit.
Link to register:-