St Monica’s RC High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the physical, mental and emotional welfare of every pupil, both inside and outside of the school premises. We implement a whole-school preventative approach to managing safeguarding concerns, ensuring that the wellbeing of pupils is at the forefront of all action taken.

The DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) is Mr D Kenny. In the absence of the DSL, child protection matters will be dealt with by the deputy DSLs, Mr M Kehoe, Mrs J Davies and Miss J McMannus.

Please contact the school reception to speak to a member of the safeguarding team on 0161 773 6436

Useful Links

Bury Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

Tel: 0161 253 5678

Bury Safeguarding Hub | Bury MASH | The Bury Directory


For anyone struggling to cope and provide a safe place to talk. FREE Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours a day)


Information and advice for young people who may be at risk for harming themselves.
FREE HOPELINEUK: 0800 068 41 41
Text: 07860 039967


Free online counselling now available for children and young people aged 11-18
To access the service:


Confidential helpline for children and young people to support you and help you find ways to cope.
FREE Helpline: 0800 1111

No Panic

Aadvice and information for people suffering from panic attacks & anxiety disorders.
Youth Helpline: 0330 606 1174 (for 13-20 yrs)

Open: Mon, Tue, Wed, Friday: 3pm to 6pm;

Thurs 3pm to 8pm; Sat 6pm to 8pm


Anxiety UK

User-led organisation, with resources, text service and info line.
Info line: 03444 775 774


Text: 07537 416 905 Open Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 5.30pm

Winston’s Wish

Support for bereaved children and young people.
FREE Helpline: 08088 020 021 Open Mon-Fri; 9am-5pm


Child Bereavement UK

Support for families or when a child is facing bereavement.
FREE helpline: 0800 02 888 40 Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm (ex. Bank Holidays)



Information and advice to anybody concerned about drugs/substance misuse.

Helpline: 0300 123 6600 – Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Text 82111 Text a question and FRANK will text you back.



If you are affected by someone else’s drinking, NACOA can help.
FREE Helpline: 0800 358 3456



Information on anorexia, bulimia & other kinds of eating disorders.
Student line: 0808 801 0811
Youth line: 0808 801 0711

Open Mon-Fri, 12pm–8pm; weekends 4pm-8pm

Anorexia & Bulimia Care

Providing on-going care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders.
Helpline: 03000 11 12 13 – Open: Tues-Fri; 9.30am-5.30pm
Email us: