Safeguarding is the responsibility of EVERY member of staff. All staff at St Margaret Clitherow are committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare. The school expects all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. It is our willingness to work in a safe manner and challenge inappropriate behaviour that underpins this commitment.

Please take a copy of our Visitor’s Safeguarding Leaflet when you sign in.

To protect our children, we respectfully ask that all visitors refrain from using their mobile phones during their visit. A member of staff will show you to a Mobile Phone Zone where you can take calls if you are expecting one.

If, at any time during your visit, you should have any concerns regarding children or staff, please report to a class teacher who will pass the information to one of the safeguarding leads.

Our designated safeguarding team is:

Name Role in Safeguarding Role in School

Miss Cathy Lowry

Designated Safeguarding Lead Interim Executive Headteacher
Mrs Lorraine Dudman
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Assistant Headteacher and SENDCO

Mrs Sue Callaghan
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Senior Leader

Mrs Lorraine Dudman


Designated Governor Safeguarding Lead Governor




Parents Protect and @StopItNowUKandIreland have made a series of short films to help families understand the risks around child sexual abuse and how to protect children offline and online. To find out more, please visit:

Anti-bullying policy 2020

Behaviour policy 2020

SMC Bereavement Policy Jan 21

Child Missing in Education 2020

E-safety Policy 2020

FGM statement


Home School Agreement

Keeping Children Safe in Education Sept 2020

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass Letter


SEND Nov 2019

SMC Safeguarding for Parents Leaflet

SMC Safeguarding Policy September 20 Updated Feb 21

Whistleblowing policy


http://SSS Learning - safeguarding training portal

Staff can log in to our safeguarding training website by clicking on the image above.