Safeguarding and Child Protection

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If you are a student experiencing or are in danger of neglect, abuse, radicalisation or are vulnerable to exploitation please see Mrs Maguire or the School Nurse for assistance and advice as soon as possible – don’t suffer in silence. Alternatively, you can use The Sharp System (School Help Advice Reporting Page) online,  to make a report via an online form, which can be done anonymously if you prefer.

If you are worried about your child, or another child who is a student at Manchester Health Academy, and think that they may be in danger of neglect, abuse, radicalisation or are vulnerable to exploitation please contact our Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Leanne Maguire, in the first instance, either by telephone on 0161 998 3992, or by e-mail, details below.

Manchester Health Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy sets out the procedures we follow in order to ensure the Academy is a safe and caring place for all our students.

The Government has defined the term ‘safeguarding children’ as: ‘The process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully.’ Christine Gilbert, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (The third joint chief inspectors’ report on arrangements to safeguard children 2008)


Safeguarding Team

Safeguarding Officer: Ms Leanne Maguire
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Safeguarding Officer Ms Rosei Nield
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Attendance Welfare Officer: Mrs Marice Gilbert
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Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Sarah Murdoch
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Safeguarding Linked Governor: Ms Geraldine Thompson

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Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and other policies can be found here.

Useful links:

Chathealth: text the School Health Service anonymously  on 07507 330 205

The Sharpe System




NSPCC  (helpline 0800 136 663)

CEOP Internet Safety



referral flyer


MCC OOSS Parent Leaflet

Safeguarding Newsletter for Schools, July 2021

Water Safety

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa