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We have policies and procedures in place to deal effectively with child protection and safeguarding issues.

To promote a safe environment for students, we employ a strict selection and recruitment policy which includes all statutory checks on staff and regular volunteers including Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks.

All staff are trained to a level appropriate to their safeguarding responsibilities and the training is monitored and comprehensive records kept. Co-op Academy Manchester has a Designated Safeguarding Lead and safeguarding team who will provide support to staff members to carry out their safeguarding duties and who will liaise closely with other services such as children’s social care.

Report a concern

Are you worried that you or someone else is at risk of harm? Reach out for support now, we'll make sure you get the help you need.

Our safeguarding policy

You can find out more about our policy and procedures on our Policies page. 

Helplines and resources


Supporting you and your mental health. Whether you want to understand more about how you’re feeling and find ways to feel better, or you want to support someone who’s struggling, we can help.


Your online mental wellbeing community. Our community is here to support you through anything. Big or small.


Whatever you are going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call 116 123


You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. We’re here to support you. There are lots of different ways to speak to a Childline counsellor or get support from other young people.

Call 0800 1111


Everything we do protects children today and prevents abuse tomorrow, to transform society for every childhood. That’s why we’re here and that’s what drives all of our work.

The Mix

Essential support for under 25’s. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via our online community, on social, through our free, confidential helpline or our counselling service.

Call 0808 808 4994


Are you, or is a young person you know, not coping with life? For confidential suicide prevention advice contact HOPELINEUK. We are open 9am–midnight every day. Our suicide prevention helpline, HOPELINEUK, is a free, confidential, non-judgmental space to talk openly about your thoughts of suicide with our trained advisors.

Call 0800 068 41 41

Online safety resources

CEOP is a law enforcement agency and is here to keep children and young people safe.

If someone online has acted inappropriately towards you, your child or young person you know, please use the CEOP button to report it.

CEOP Report button

CEOP Education (Think U Know) provides a range of advice and activities for parents/carers and children.

Common Sense Media lets you search for movies, apps, games and websites and see their official age rating as well a recommended age from other parents.

NSPCC Keeping Children Safe Online provides a range of advice and activities for parents/carers and children.