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Bury CE High School

A Church of England Academy with the vision to empower all students to let their light shine.


At Bury Church, we take safeguarding very seriously and are committed to safeguarding children and promoting their emotional and physical welfare. We expect all staff, parents, governors and visitors to share this commitment, and support our students and safeguarding team in creating a safe environment by remaining vigilant and placing the welfare of the child above all other concerns.

If you suspect a child is suffering abuse or neglect, or you are concerned for their emotional or physical wellbeing, you have a responsibility to act without delay and report your concerns to a member of the safeguarding team.

Mr Craig, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Mrs Foster and Mrs Hopwood-Ryan, both Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads, are the main contacts for any safeguarding concerns.  However, safeguarding worries can be reported to any member of the Safeguarding Team.  They are contactable by email on

Safeguarding Policy

Our school's Safeguarding policy can be accessed below.


Safeguarding Team

Our key adults at Bury CE High School are:

  • Mr JP Craig, Headteacher (Safeguarding Lead)
  • Mrs L Foster, Assistant Headteacher (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
  • Mrs L Hopwood-Ryan, Behaviour Manager (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)


Please be aware that any information shared with school will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and with the best interests of the child or young person in mind.

Operation Encompass

Our school is part of Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse.

Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our school PRIOR to the start of the next school day when they have been called to a domestic incident.

All schools in the Bury local authority are supporting Operation Encompass which is now being adopted by many police forces and schools around the UK.


Resources and Links


Under 18 and worried about online sexual abuse? To report, click to visit the CEOP Safety Centre.


Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?

Report it to a Child Protection Advisor at CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection)

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) aims to keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online.

Parents, carers and children can report a concern about child sexual abuse or online exploitation to the CEOP Safety Centre.


You can report any concerns via the click CEOP image or click