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If you have concerns about the safety of any child at our school, please contact one of the staff listed below:

Designated Senior Lead in Safeguarding

Mrs J McArdle, Assistant Headteacher, 01772326939 JMC@olchs.lancs.sch.uk

Deputy Senior Leads in Safeguarding

Mr S Horn, Assistant Headteacher, 01772326904 SHN@olchs.lancs.sch.uk

Ms J Crosbie, 01772326938 JCR@olchs.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs E Howard, Assistant Headteacher, 01772326903  EHO@olchs.lancs.sch.uk

Concerns about a member of staff should be reported to the Headteacher, 01772326913 RCH@olchs.lancs.sch.uk

The governor with responsibility for monitoring safeguarding is, Ms P Baxter, who can be contacted through school.

For other useful safeguarding information click here.


Operation Encompass

Our Lady’s Catholic High School is part of Operation Encompass which is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and police forces.

Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced domestic abuse.

As a school we have ensured that Mrs McArdle (Designated Safeguarding Lead) Mrs Crosbie, Mrs Howard and Mr Horn (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads), each known as a Key Adults, have been trained in the Operation Encompass procedures.  This allows us to then use the information that has been shared, in confidence, to support the children in our care.

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 identifies children who experience domestic abuse as victims of domestic abuse in their own right.

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.