Safeguarding Notice

St Gabriel’s RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff, governors and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. For more information please see our safeguarding policy which can be found under Key Information > Policies > Safeguarding Policy.

St Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Primary School

Early Help and Pastoral Support


If you feel that your family might need support, please contact the school Pastoral Manager, Mrs Smethurst.


Early Help is about helping children, young people and families to deal with any issues as early as possible, before they turn into big problems.


Early Help is delivered by many partners across the borough, all working together to help and support families including :


  • parenting and childcare support
  • help with housing, finance or benefits
  • mental health or counselling support
  • health support and school nursing
  • special educational needs support
  • help managing a child's behaviour
  • youth service support
  • employment support


Our Rochdale is a useful directory ( of services for health and family support providers across the borough. It provides a lot of examples of early help support that is available.


You can also contact your local Sure Start Children's Centre who are able to provide a wide range of support including:


  • Family relationship difficulties and parental conflict
  • Parenting support and advice for children aged 0-18
  • Activities to keep you children entertained as well as home schooling
  • Helping your child become school ready
  • Feeding, weaning and sleep advice for babies 


The contact number for Sandbrook is 01706 653677 and Castleton is 01706 516310


Alternatively, you can contact the Early Help locality team on:

Email :

Telephone : 01706 925200


Early Help Guide for Families