Safeguarding Introduction

What is safeguarding? 

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s mental health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.   


Within the Laurus Trust, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Our approach is child-centred and we consider, at all times, what is in the best interest of the child.  


The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at Hazel Grove High School is Miss C Franklin, Deputy Head of School. Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) is Miss B Parry, Head of Pastoral Care  


If you have a concern regarding the welfare of a child who attends Hazel Grove High School, please ask to speak to a member of the safeguarding team on 0161 549 7700. 


Further advice and guidance can also be sought from Stockport’s Social Care Advice and Guidance Service, The Multi-Agency Safeguarding and Support Hub (MASSH) is the single point of contact for the public and professionals to report concerns, request advice and share information about a child and or family.  


If you’re a member of the public who has a concern about a child’s welfare, call 0161 217 6028. Select option 1. 

If you’re a parent or carer seeking support for your child, call 0161 217 6028. Select option 2. 

 For more information, please see our Safeguarding Policy.

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