St Matthew's C.E Primary School

“With God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26

Safeguarding is at the centre of everything we do at St Matthew’s, we aim to ensure that everyone working in our school understands and adheres to their safeguarding responsibilities. We have a duty of care to all staff, pupils and their families. The safety and protection of all children is of paramount importance to all those involved in education. We are committed to inter-agency working to keep children safe. Together as a school community we provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment, which promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual pupil, whilst paying due regard to the protected characteristics of every child.


Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs)

Every organisation that works with children must appoint at least one member of staff to take the lead on safeguarding and child protection. At St Matthew’s we believe that working collaboratively to ensure the safety of all is paramount and therefore have appointed a number of members of staff who take on the role of DSL. The DSLs at St Matthew’s are:

Mrs Deborah Mills 


Mrs Rebecca Wilson

Deputy Headteacher

Miss Lily Wilson

Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Sophi Vaughan

Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Abi Cadman-Smith

Pastoral Manager


The governor with responsibility for safeguarding at St Matthew’s is:

Mrs Anna Hill

Chair of Governors


Designated Safeguarding Leads for our breakfast and after school provision are:

Miss Jess Fenn

Breakfast and After School Club Manager

Mrs Michelle Urey

After School Club Deputy Manager

Child Protection Policy

Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is underpinned by advice from the Telford and Wrekin Safeguarding Partnership. Information from Keeping Children Safe in Education, Working Together to Safeguard Children and Safer Recruitment guidance has also been used. All staff receive regular professional development and training, they understand the policy and follow it in a robust way.

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Child Protection Policy Keeping Children Safe in Education Working Together to Safeguard Children