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Rushbrook Primary Academy and Bright Futures recognises their moral and statutory responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students. At Rushbrook, we endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow agreed procedures to ensure that students receive effective support and protection. We recognise that safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. Induction and refresher training for all staff, local governors and trustees is a requirement.  The Pastoral Team provide information and early help to families in need of support and work closely with partner agencies, such as the police and children’s services:

Assistant Principal Designated Safeguarding Lead

Soraya Wallace

Tel: 0161 223 5955

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads

Sharon EganMichelle Gandy

Tel: 07949263214

Tel: 07957210219


Joanne MillsLaura Sutton

All staff use CPOMs to report safeguarding, SEN and behaviour concerns. It provides a safe and secure platform for sharing and storing information. Staff can access CPOMs via the link below: CPOMs Login for Staff

Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Leaflet

Child Friendly Safeguarding Poster

Worry Monster

We have a Worry Monster allocated on each corridor for children to either write a note or draw a picture of their worry, or anything they want to share, and put it in the Monster’s mouth. The Safeguarding team check the worries and follow them up with the children. All worries are logged on CPOMs.

Worry Box

Each classroom has a Worry Box. Children can either write a note or draw a picture of their worry, or anything they want to share, and put it in the Class Worry Box. The teacher checks this box and follows up the worry with each individual child and refers to the Safeguarding Team if necessary. All worries are logged on CPOMs. 

Useful contacts:

  • CHILDLINE: 0800 1111  free confidential helpline for children and young adults
  • NSPCC: 0800 800 5000  free 24 hour national helpline for information and confidential advice about all types of problems
  • Barnados: 020 8550 8822 works to transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people
  • Kidscape: 020 8830 3300 – produces leaflets and booklets on bullying and runs a helpline
  • LGBT Foundation: 0345 330 30 30  runs a helpline to support people who identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans-gender
  • National Domestic Violence: 0808 200 0247 Free 24 hour helpline. Gives information on housing, welfare, health and legal rights, refers women and children to refuges, makes referrals to temporary emergency accommodation and helps to get support from the police
  • Stonewall: helpline 0800 050 2020 working for equality for LGBT people
  • ThinkuKnow: A CEOP programme that helps with online safety
  • UK Safer Internet Centre: 0844 381 4772 e-safety helpline for professionals working with children
  • Young Minds: helpline: 0808 802 5544 support for people with concerns about the mental health of a young person
Proud to part of the Bright Futures Education Trust
Rushbrook Primary Academy
101 Shillingford Road
Gorton, Manchester M18 7TN