Safeguarding at St Agnes

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 Agnes' 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 PolicyeSafety 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

Designated Safeguarding Officer:  Miss S Butterworth

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer: Mr K Taylor

Designated Safeguarding Governor:  Mrs S Gittins

Wellbeing Lead:  Mrs J Crickett

Internet Safety Officer:   Mr K Taylor

Health and Safety Officer:  Miss S Butterworth

Educational Visits Coordinator:  Mr K Taylor

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

Operation Encompass is a police and education early information sharing partnership enabling schools to offer immediate support for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Information is shared by the police with a school's trained Key Adult (DSL) prior to the start of the next school day after officers have attended a domestic abuse incident thus enabling appropriate support to be given, dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.

Children experiencing domestic abuse are negatively impacted by this exposure; domestic abuse has been identified as an Adverse Childhood Experience and can lead to emotional, physical and psychological harm. Operation Encompass aims to mitigate this harm by enabling immediate support, making a child's day better and giving them a better tomorrow.

Operation Encompass believes that children are victims of domestic abuse in their own right and should be acknowledged as such.

For more information please click on the picture link to visit their website.

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 Documentation

Please select from the documents below.

Click to Download Keeping Children Safe in Education - Statutory Guidance September 2021 [pdf 1MB] 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

Appointed Person


Area of Responsibility

Mrs C Pook Mrs A Rainsford

EYFS (Reception)

Mrs J Crickett

Mrs Z Gibson

Mrs K Cooper-Wilson

Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2)

Mr K Taylor

Miss M Malor

Mrs L Greaves

Lower Key Stage 2 (years 3 and 4)

Mrs A Butterworth

Miss E Pilling

Mrs E Hammond

Upper Key Stage 2 (years 5 and 6)

Mrs R Bayley Mr C Mooney

Office Area


Health and Safety

Appointed Person  
School Business Manager Mrs R Bayley
Headteacher Miss S Butterworth
Site Manager Mr C Mooney


First Aid

Appointed Person                        
Site Manager Mr C Mooney
Teaching Assistant Miss M Marlor
Teaching Assistant Miss E Pilling
Teaching Assistant Miss E Hammond
Teaching Assistant Mrs L Greaves
Teaching Assistant Mrs  A Rainsford
Teaching Assistant Mrs K Cooper-Wilson
Teaching Assistant Mrs Z Gibson