Safeguarding and Child Protection

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play. Our pupils’ welfare is our paramount concern. The governing body will ensure that our school will safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils and work together with other agencies to ensure that we have adequate arrangements to identify, assess and support those children who are suffering or likely to suffer harm.

Here at St Paul’s Catholic Primary School we are a community and all those directly connected, staff members, governors, parents, families and pupils, have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure.  

Our Ethos

We believe that at St Paul’s Catholic Primary School we should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child. We recognise the importance of providing an environment within our setting that will help children feel safe and respected. We recognise the importance of enabling children to talk openly and to feel confident that they will be listened to. We recognise that all adults within our school, including permanent and temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm.

We will work with parents to build an understanding of our responsibilities to ensure the welfare of all children, including the need for referrals to other agencies in some situations.

The school pays full regard to DfES guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’  

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Chair of Governors

Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding


Miss M Flynn



Mr P Allen

Deputy Headteacher

Thomas Edwards

Lauren Hanson


Policies and Procedures

Please find our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy on the Policy school policies page. If you require further help or guidance, please click on the Tameside Safeguarding Children Partnership website.

What to do if you are worried

  • If you are unsure that a child may be suffering but are worried, please contact Tameside Children’s Social Care 0161 342 4150
  • If you are concerned that a child has suffered harm, neglect or abuse, please contact Tameside Children’s Social Care 0161 342 4150
  • In an emergency outside normal office hours, please contact Tameside Emergency Service 0161 342 2222

Operation Encompass

On the 13th November 2017 the implemented an Operation Encompass project between schools and Greater Manchester Police.  It aims to support children who are affected by domestic violence by ensuring that their school is informed. This allows the school to support the children.  If you have any other questions about this project, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Flynn or Mr Allen.


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St Paul's Catholic Primary School

Miss M Flynn (Headteacher)
St Paul's Catholic Primary School
Turner Lane
SK14 4AG, United Kingdom

Main Contact: Mrs S Phoenix (School Business Manager)

Tel: 0161 368 2934

SEN Contact: Mrs R Shackleton

SEN Email: