Safeguarding at St Mary's 2022-23

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.  If you do have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils, please contact one of our designated safeguarding leads.

St Mary's RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Behaviour Policy.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare. 

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.  

External Link Icon Prevent Duty Guidance for England and Wales
External Link Icon Oldham Council Safeguarding people at risk of being drawn into terrorism, or extremism
External Link Icon Oldham Safeguarding Children Partnership (OSCP) Policies and Procedures
External Link Icon The Department for Education Safeguarding children

Safeguarding Documentation

Please select from the documents below.

Click to Download Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 [pdf 1MB] Click to Download
Click to Download Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1 Schools and Colleges September 2021 [pdf 573KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Operation Encompass Child Protection Response June 2022 [pdf 48KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Encompass Document for Schools with Appendices 1 to 5 FINA [pdf 377KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Safeguarding disabled children [pdf 1MB] Click to Download
Click to Download Teaching online safety in school June 2019 [pdf 883KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Statutory framework legislation relevant to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children July 2018 [pdf 300KB] Click to Download

Safeguarding Training


Safeguarding Training




Designated Safeguarding Training/Lead


Head Teacher

Deputy Head

Family and Attendance Officer

Minimum every 2 years

 LSCB Child Protection


All Staff

Every 3 years


School Based INSET

Whole School

Every year


Prevent Duty e channel


All Staff


New Staff

Every 3 years


On induction

Safer Recruitment

Head Teacher

Deputy Head

School Business Manager


Every 3 years

Fire Warden

Head Teacher

Deputy Head

School Business Manager

All Fire wardens

Site Manger

Every 3 years

Fire Awareness


All staff

Every 3 years

First Aid at Work

All First Aiders

(8 in total)

Every 3 years


Paediatric First Aid



Early Years Staff

Every 3 years


Asthma and Anaphylaxis

All teaching staff

Minimum every 3 years and as required


Child specific health conditions

Key Staff  disseminated as



As required

Mental Health and Well Being

(Healthy Young Minds)


All teaching staff and children

Every Year

Health and Safety Training

All staff

New Staff


Every 3 years

On induction

Safeguarding Team at St Mary's

Designated Safeguarding Officer: Ms Garvey

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer: Miss Meah

Designated Safeguarding Governor: Mr Aston

Well Being Lead: Mrs C O'Leary

Caritas Social Worker: Mrs Ashworth

Attendance and Family Liaison Officer: Miss Meah

Internet Safety Officer: Mr Barratt

Health and Safety Officer: Mrs Leigh and Mr Maguire

Educational Visits Coordinator : Mrs Clerkin

Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) is Oldham’s first point of contact for:

  • safeguarding referrals to protect children, young people or adults from harm, abuse or neglect; and
  • care and support services which help individuals or families to meet their long-term needs, access the Early Help Service and mental health support, prevent or delay needs becoming more serious, lead independent lives and reduce dependence on public services.

A range of organisations make up the MASH including:

  • Social services for children and adults
  • Greater Manchester Police
  • Early Help
  • Education and Early Years
  • Pennine Care and Bridgewater NHS Trusts
  • Healthy Young Minds Oldham
  • Positive Steps
  • National Probation Service
  • Greater Manchester & Cheshire Community Rehabilitation Company

Where there is a concern, these organisations share information to decide the most appropriate intervention to prevent harm to the person. This gives a full understanding of the situation so we are able to respond quickly and effectively.

The MASH can also:

  • Help with caring for someone or enabling them to live at home, or
  • Support with problems such as housing, finance, family relationships, giving up smoking or weight management.

If you suspect a person is at immediate risk of harm call 999 and speak to the Police.

You can contact the MASH from 8:40am – 5:00pm on Monday – Friday.

Fire Wardens

Sweep Zone
Fire Warden Deputy

Key Stage 1

Upper Key Stage 2/ Year 6 Intervention Room/

Junior Hall/ Meeting Room

Mrs Garvey

Mrs Clerkin

Mrs Kay

Mrs Millington

Mrs Sloan

Early Years/ Lower Key Stage 2


Mrs Morgan
Mrs Hanson

Mrs Jackson

Mrs Gorman

Staff Room/ Staff Toilets
Mrs Leigh
Office Area

Mrs Leavy

Mrs Hudson

First Aiders

Mrs Nugent

Mrs Moxam

Miss Partington

Miss Crawford

Ms Walsh

Mrs Poole

Miss Fairbrother

Mrs McLellan

Mrs McLaughlin

Miss Green

Paediatric First Aid

Mrs Morgan

Miss Green

Mrs Jackson

Miss Stubbs

Mrs Bullock

Ms Murtin

Miss Pszenyczniak

Mrs Whipp

Mrs Hanson

Outdoor and Forest School First Aid (inc. Paediatric First Aid)

Mrs Ellis

Mrs Clarke

Health and Safety

School Business Manager - Mrs Leigh

Site Manager - Mr Maguire

Head Teacher - Ms Garvey

Deputy Head Teacher - Mrs Clerkin