St Joseph's R.C. High School
& Sports College

St Joseph's RC High School

St Joseph's RC High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and young people and, expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

At St Joseph’s we aim to support all of our pupils not only with their academic progress but also their physical and mental wellbeing.

Mental health provision is universally provided for all pupils through ‘wellbeing Friday’ delivered during tutor time. We aim to provide an ethos and learning environment that promotes the health and wellbeing of all by promoting resilience in our pupils where they feel safe and supported.  We aim to develop trusting relationships so pupils can talk honestly and openly about their feelings.

St Joseph’s RC High School provides safeguarding support for the whole community, liaising closely with Bolton Council and other relevant supporting organisations.

Our safeguarding team have a duty of care to ensure all our pupils are safe and supported both in school and at home. We work closely with other agencies to ensure the best help and support is put in place for both students and families.

The schools Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr Singleton Assistant Headteacher. The Deputy DSL’s are Mrs Anderton, Mr Sylvester and Miss Warwick.

Encompass is a partnership between Greater Manchester Police, (in Bolton this is the (PPIU) Police Protection Investigation Unit), Bolton Safeguarding Children Board and designated school staff, known as Key Adults. Working together to safeguard children, Greater Manchester Police will inform the Key Adults within schools about any domestic abuse incident where the child or young person has been present. This will enable the school to take appropriate steps to support their pupil during what could be an emotionally difficult day. Key adults within the school are then able to accommodate the school day to lessen the impact and to support the child if they need it.

Below are links to some of the most common wellbeing support sites for our pupils to develop their wellbeing. Please contact school or your child’s head of year should you wish to discuss any other support that is not listed below:

Encompass Final Letter Signed

Information and support for mental health
Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544

Helpline: 020 7089 5050
Crisis messenger: Text YM to 85258 (24/7)

Online counselling and support for emotional wellbeing

Worried about self-harm?

Download the free Calm Harm App

A free, confidential helpline

Helpline: 0800 1111 (free 24hr)

Bekindtomymind is a Bolton campaign, developed by the Healthy Minds Youth Project and NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group, to reduce the stigma and discrimination around mental health.  Enabling young people who are struggling with emotional or mental health problems to know “it’s okay to talk”…

Supporting families, parents and children with bereavement.


Resources for parents and pupils to support with mental health and wellbeing. (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)


Self harm – Family Lives

Parenting and Family Support – Family Lives (Parentline Plus)


The Trussell Trust – Stop UK Hunger

Supporting a nationwide network of food banks and together we provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty.



Urban Outreach Bolton – Bolton Food Hub

The Brick, Wigan


Two local food banks

Internet Safety advice


Home – SEND Local Offer (


St Joseph’s Pastoral Support:




Children in Need

Home | AdoptionNow



Government Approved Website for resources/Apps:

Mental health resources for children, students, parents, carers and school/college staff – The Education Hub (

Safeguarding Policy 2022