Rumworth School


We take our role in safeguarding students extremely seriously.

All our staff receive annual Child Protection training and we also have a dedicated Safeguarding team of staff.

Our Safeguarding Team:

Safeguarding (ID 1130)

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated Safeguarding team on 01204 333 600.

You can read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy here:
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Bolton Education Safeguarding Monthly Newsletter

Safeguarding newsletters and literature will be uploaded regularly here.

Concerns out of school hours

Our Safeguarding Team are only available during core school hours. If you have a concern about a child outside of these times, please contact the central Bolton Safeguarding Team.

Bolton Council's Integrated Front Door (IFD) is the first point of contact for safeguarding enquiries and referrals relating to children and young people made by professionals, families and the public.
ONLINE REFERRAL FORMIf a child is at significant risk of immediate harm and it is not safe to wait for the online referral form to be assessed call 01204 331500.

The Integrated Front Door operates from 8:45 – 17:00, Monday to Friday. Out of hours or bank holidays, call the emergency duty team 01204 337777.

If a child is in immediate danger of being harmed or if a child is home alone contact the police on 999

How to keep your child safe and Mental Health

Aside from the help we provide in school, should you have concerns about a child here are some helpful websites and contact numbers to help you.
Bolton Council – Safeguarding and Protecting ChildrenCAMHSCAMHS - website for young people, carers and professionals bringing together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support mental health and wellbeing.

Be Kind to My Mind

Bekindtomymind is a Bolton campaign to help reduce the stigma around mental health. Their local message to children and young people who are struggling with their mental health is that "it's ok to talk!"
Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership – Keep WellWebsite including advice, ideas and services to help support physical and mental wellbeing.


Childline - Children can call: 0800 1111


NSPCC - Help for adults concerned about a child or call 0808 800 5000


Kooth - Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people


Papyrus - Prevention of Young Suicide


Samaritans - Help for young people

Young Minds

Young Minds - Fighting for Young People's Mental Health

The Hotline

The Hotline - National Domestic Violence Hotline

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

CEOP - Parent and Carer help sheets

Police - Make Yourself Heard: Understanding the Silent Solution

Police - In danger but can’t speak to the Police Emergency service 999

NSPCC - Dedicated Helplines

NSPCC - Dedicated helplines for victims of abuse including FGM, Gangs, sexual abuse,


Child Bereavement UK

Hope Again – the Youth website of Cruse Bereavement Support

Early Help Parenting Drop In

Early Help Parenting Poster

Charity/Foodbank Support

Should you require help with food bank donations or financial support, please click see our list of local charities/food banks that may be able to help families.

It is worth noting that families cannot just turn up to the foodbanks, you will need a food voucher first. Mill - Community Grocery Flyer

The Mill - Community Grocery Potential Member Letter

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is a police and education initiative to safeguard and support children and young people following a domestic abuse incident. When a child or young person has been involved in, or been exposed to, a domestic incident information is reported directly to the school’s trained ‘Key Adult’ prior to the start of the next school day. Appropriate support can then be offered to the child in school.

Bolton Safeguarding Children - Encompass Protocol

Self Harm

The term ‘self harm’ means doing anything on purpose that causes harm to yourself. This can include; cutting, burning, overdosing or swallowing something dangerous or anything that causes harm to your body on purpose. At least 10% of adolescents report having self-harmed. Self harm is something that people do to help manage their emotions, what is sometimes called a ‘coping strategy’. Young people can self harm for a number of reasons. The most common is to help them cope with their feelings in response to situations such as; depression, low self-esteem, drug or alcohol abuse, bullying, family problems, abuse (physical, emotional or sexual) plus many more.

How can you help? The most constructive way to deal with self harm is to stay calm, try not to be alarmed or show your fears. There are many things that can help: it may be that the individual needs structured therapy from a mental health professional, or that the compassionate support of family and friends is enough to aid their recovery.

Find out more at: – a national voluntary organisation for people who self harm, their friends, families and professionals.

Online Safety

It is really important to ensure that, as a parent, you are aware of the risks your child is exposed to when using technology and the ways you can help your child stay safe and understand online dangers.

Thinkuknow - an education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline

National College – specialists in online safety training for school staff, parents and students

CEOP Safety Centre - if someone has done something online that has made you or a child or young person you know, feel worried or unsafe

Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online


‘Prevent’ was established by the government as part of its’ wider counter-terrorism strategy called CONTEST. Prevent’s aim is to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism and as a school we have responsibility to follow procedures to protect our students from radicalisation and extremism.

The Prevent strategy has three objectives

  • Challenging the ideology that supports terrorism and those who promote it,
  • Protecting vulnerable people,
  • Supporting sectors and institutions where there are risks of radicalisation.

Click HERE to access the full Prevent Strategy Review

The Department for Education has a helpline for anyone concerned about a child who may be at risk of extremism. Email: Telephone: 020 7340 7264.

Support for Domestic Abuse

The Government definition of domestic abuse is:
Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This includes: Psychological, Physical, Sexual, Financial and Emotional.

For more information and help see these sources:

Endeavour (Domestic Abuse Services Bolton) provide a range of domestic abuse services for people and their pets. They are a registered charity offering a wide range of services including front line community based support, group work and counselling for those affected by domestic abuse.

Fortalice are a Bolton based charity providing frontline services for people who are, or have been, affected by domestic abuse and violence.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (24 hours)

Greater Manchester Police: 101

Bolton Council Housing Advice

 St. Mary’s Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 0161 276 6515

Greater Manchester Victim Support: 0300 303 0162

Talk Listen Change (TLC):

Respect Phoneline (for perpetrators): 0808 802 4040

Respect Men’s Advice Line (male victims): 0808 801 0327

Bright Sky App

Bright Sky is a safe, easy-to-use app and website that provides practical support and information on domestic abuse. It is designed for anyone experiencing domestic abuse, or anyone who is worried about a friend, family member, or colleague.