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.

Safeguarding Policy:

Plymouth CAST Safeguarding Policy July 2022 (1)SMC


Our designated safeguarding team is:

Name Role in Safeguarding Role in School

Mrs Hannah Maskell


Designated Safeguarding Lead


Head teacher

Mrs Lorraine Dudman
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Executive Deputy Head/SENDCO

Jane Young


Designated  Safeguarding Governor 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:

SMC anti bullying policy (1)

SMC Bereavement Policy Jan 21

SMC Child missing in Education

E-safety Policy Sep21 review

FGM statement

Home School Agreement

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass Letter



SMC safeguarding for parents Jan 22



http://SSS Learning - safeguarding training portal

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