The following partnerships are used within Ormiston Chadwick Academy to support our students and the wider community:

Social Care

Looking after the needs of young children and adults and providing the family with support

Locality Team

Provides early help and support for parents and families, it  provides a standardised approach to identifying risks and strengths for children and families and ensuring they access appropriate, timely support. It aims to co-ordinate support around early help in order to prevent needs from escalating and requiring statutory intervention.

CAMHS / Kooth

CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

CAMHS is the name for the NHS services that assess and treat young people with emotional, behavioural or mental health difficulties. CAMHS support covers depression, problems with food and eating, self-harm, abuse, violence or anger, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety, among other difficulties.


Child Bereavement UK provides free support and information to bereaved children and young people up to the age of 25 and parents bereaved of a baby or child within Cheshire and the surrounding areas.

Women and Children’s Services

Women & Children’s. Services. Changing Lives support women and girls around experiences where gender, the very fact of being a woman, is significant. This includes those who have experienced domestic abuse, sexual exploitation or have contact with the criminal justice system.


WHAG will offer a range of support for adults, children and young people. To best meet the needs of those referred to the service, they offer personalised support pathways. These include; Domestic abuse group programmes.

Young Carers

Works with young people who are carers to help support them and give them opportunities as well as meeting other young carers


Our police liaison officer will come into school and work with the young people to support them when in the community or any other issues.

Operation Encompass

In conjunction with Cheshire Police, Ormiston Chadwick Academy is involved in an initiative called Operation Encompass. The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident. Following such an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared. Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff (called “Key Adults”) are made aware early enough to support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included.

At OCA our Key Adults are Mrs K Hatch and Miss J Ainsworth.

This is a valuable initiative that means we can continue to support and help children and families within our school community when they need it the most.

YOS Team

There is a Youth Offending Service (YOS) serving every local authority in England and Wales. Cheshire West, Halton and Warrington Youth Offending Service provide youth justice services to the boroughs of Cheshire West, Halton and Warrington for young people aged 10 to 17. Each YOS is made up of representatives from the Police, Probation Service, Children’s Social Care, Health, Education and other relevant specialist services such as substance misuse, mental health and  accommodation

Preventing Radicalisation

The Government’s 2010 Prevent Strategy highlights the need to safeguard children, young people and families from violent extremism. There have been several occasions locally, nationally and internationally when extremist groups have attempted to radicalise young people. Ormiston Chadwick Academy values freedom of speech and expression of beliefs. We also recognise that this is not an unqualified privilege and British Values underpin this. We ensure that staff and pupils promote these values and that our curriculum protects young people against the messages of extremism.

We work with relevant agencies as part of our commitment to appropriately support and risk assess young people. Staff are trained in this and the DSLs will make referrals to the Channel Programme when appropriate. For more information see:

School Nurse

The school nurse comes in one day a week and will work with students on any health issues referrals are made through heads of year for a drop in with her.

Educational Welfare Officer (EWO)

The EWO will work with students on attendance going on visits or supporting getting students back into school. Referrals made through the attendance team.