At The Pendlebury Centre, the welfare and safety of our students is of utmost importance and forms the cornerstone of our philosophy and practices. Our dedicated team of educators, form tutors and support staff are fully committed to ensuring that each and every student under our care feels secure, protected, and free from harm or abuse.
With this in mind, the Centre has appointed a team of safeguarding professionals, led by Mrs. Maxey as the Designated Teacher for Safeguarding and supported by Ms. Sham as the Deputy Safeguarding Lead and Mrs Cotton as the Operational Lead for Safeguarding. These individuals are responsible for ensuring that any safeguarding concerns are dealt with in the best interests of the child and that effective measures are taken to keep our students safe and secure at all times. This may involve working in close collaboration with other agencies, as required.
It is important to note that safeguarding is not just a responsibility that rests with the safeguarding team but is a central part of the ethos and values of The Pendlebury Centre as a whole. The Centre is committed to fostering a culture of openness, trust and support, in which all students feel comfortable speaking out and seeking help if they need it. This is why we encourage our students to approach any member of staff if they are feeling unsafe or in need of advice and guidance. The Centre will always take a proactive and supportive approach to safeguarding, to ensure that our students are protected and their wellbeing is promoted at all times.