St Matthew’s Primary school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Our designated Safeguarding Lead for children is 

Mrs Rotherham (Assistant Headteacher).


Other staff fully trained and available to provide significant cover when she is absent are:

Miss K Ritchie (Headteacher)

Miss A Worthington (Deputy Headteacher)

Miss C Hextall (SENDCo)

They are responsible for child protection issues.


We also have a nominated Governor Mrs C Hunt and a Deputy Governor Mr S Tranter.


In addition all adults in school are trained annually to keep our children as safe as possible.

Bolton council also ensures the safeguarding of all children in their authority. More information can be found following this link;


Safeguarding and protecting children – Bolton Council


For further information please read the policies below.


School policy


Keeping Children Safe in Education


What to do if you are worried a child is being abused.


Keeping children safe: NSPCC


Safeguarding Documents


Online Safety links


Online Safety @home


Online Safety @school

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