During this period of time whilst school is closed, we remain a hub of support for families.
Please email the school safeguarding email address if you have any concerns of a safeguarding nature for yourself or others. The address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Students can contact pastoral staff in school using The SHARP System which is in the student area of the website, if there is a wellbeing or safeguarding concern.
This is a stressful time for everyone. Halton Mental Health Information Point is a great source of advice for families and offers advice on mental health support, money worries and domestic violence, as well as other things. If you know you need help or advice, but are unsure how to proceed, then this website is a great first point of reference for people of all ages: www.halton.gov.uk/mhinfopoint
We will continue to provide food hampers to those families who are entitled to Free School Meals. Please contact school if you require a food hamper. If you are not entitled to FSM but are struggling during this period, then please contact school for further support and advice.
Please remember also that school does remain open for vulnerable students and students of Key Workers. Please contact school by 12pm the day before if you require a place for your child on the following day.
We have updated the School Safeguarding Policy with an addendum for the Covid 19 Pandemic, please find this here.
We will continue to send wellbeing activities for families. Please check Synergy for when these are being sent. Other support will be signposted via the Wade Deacon Wellbeing page on Instagram.
For further information during the Covid 19 pandemic please click here
All children at Wade Deacon High School can report concerns or worries to any member of staff. The safeguarding structure is listed below: The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection is: Ms C Ward The Deputy Designated Leads are: Mrs N Harrison, Mr M Deeney, Mrs J Bairstow, Mrs K Bryan and Mr A Mitchell The nominated Safeguarding Governor is: Mrs P Jones The nominated governor for dealing with allegations against the Principal is: Mr A Brothers
Wade Deacon High School ensures that children learn in a safe, caring and enriching environment. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, to develop positive and healthy relationships and how to avoid situations where they might be at risk including by being exploited.
Wade Deacon High School also has a statutory responsibility to share any concerns it might have about a child in need of protection with other agencies and in particular police, health and children’s services. Schools are not able to investigate child protection concerns but have a legal duty to refer them. In most instances, WDHS will be able to inform the parents/carer of its need to make a referral. However, sometimes the school is advised by children’s services or police that the parent/carer cannot be informed whilst they investigate the matter. We understand the anxiety parents/carers feel when they are not told about any concerns from the outset however, we must act upon the advice given to us in the best interest of the child.
If you have any safeguarding concerns please contact one of the following Safeguarding Officers: 0151 423 2721
Miss C Ward Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs N Harrison Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr M Deeney Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs J Bairstow Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs K Bryan Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mr A Mitchell Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
In the unlikely event of not being able to make contact with any of these members of staff, please report directly to the school Principal, Mr S Corner
If your concern relates to the Principal, please contact the Acting Chair of Governors (Mrs Chris Fone)
In conjunction with Cheshire Police, Wade Deacon High School is involved in an initiative called Operation Encompass.
The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident. Following such an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared. Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff (Key Adults) are made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included.
At Wade Deacon High School, our Key Adult is Mrs Harrison: Leader of Care, Guidance and Support.
This is a valuable initiative that means we can continue to support and help children and families within our school community when they need it most. You can find out more information by visiting: www.operationencompass.org or by contacting Mrs Harrison.
Safer Schools' Partnership
Wade Deacon High School also works in alliance with Safer Schools and Young People Partnership and has a Youth Engagement Officer linked to the school: PC J Tetlow.