Safeguarding Statement

St Margaret's CE 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 Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, Online Safety Policy and 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.  

Our Safeguarding Team

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Rachel Whittle (Deputy Headteacher).

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Shelley Greenwood (Pastoral Lead) and Mr Daniel Whittle (Headteacher).

The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school in Sylvia Dempster. 

Wellbeing Lead:  Rachel Whittle

Internet Safety Officer: Laura Van Houplines

Health and Safety Officer: Diane Crompton

Educational Visits Coordinator : Cara Campbell

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

Operation Encompass

Please select from the documents below.

Click to Download Operation Encompass Letter November 2020 [pdf 87KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Operation Encompass Oldham for Schools with Appendices 1 to 5 [pdf 377KB] Click to Download

Safeguarding Documents

Please select from the documents below.

Click to Download Keeping Children Safe in Education Part 1 Schools and Colleges September 2021 [pdf 573KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Keeping Children Safe in Education - Statutory Guidance September 2021 [pdf 1MB] Click to Download
Click to Download Educational Neglect Policy June 2020 [pdf 227KB] Click to Download
Click to Download Safeguarding disabled children [pdf 1MB] 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
Click to Download Teaching online safety in school June 2019 [pdf 883KB] Click to Download

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 Safety

Head Fire Marshall - Mr D Whittle

All teachers are marshalls and responsible for following evacuation procedure in the event of a fire or drill.

Appointed Person                 

Area of Responsibility


EYFS (Nursery and Reception)


Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2)


Lower Key Stage 2 (years 3 and 4)


Upper Key Stage 2 (years 5 and 6)

Health and Safety

Appointed Person                       
School Business Manager                Mrs D Crompton  
Site Manager   Mr A Travis
Headteacher   Mr D Whittle
Deputy Headteacher   Mrs R Whittle

First Aid 

All members of staff are appointed persons for first aid.

Advanced First Aiders                                                         
Joanne McGinn Teaching Assistant
Laura Van Houplines Teacher
Jane Evans Teaching Assistant
Beki Steeple Teaching Assistant
Lisa Boland Teaching Assistant
Freya Jones Teaching Assistant
Rachel Whittle Deputy Headteacher
Sarah Travis Teaching Assistant