St. Vincent's Catholic Primary School is committed to ensuring the happiness, welfare and safety of all our children. We believe that children have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment. Children have a right to be protected from all types of abuse. Staff at St Vincent's are highly trained and vigilant in looking for signs of any pupil in distress. Staff are confident in applying our safeguarding procedures to deal with any such problems. We are highly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Please see our safeguarding policy for further details. 

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 children are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that this would be detrimental to the child’s welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the Designated Safeguarding Deads DSLs as soon as possible. Some examples of the agencies we work with are: social services, police and health professionals. 

If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then this will be reported to one of the DSLs, who will refer the matter to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) who will consider what action to take.

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:

Governors’ Committee Responsible:           Human Resources

Governor Lead:                                               Mrs Donnachie

Nominated Lead Member of Staff:                 Mrs Harrop

Nominated Deputy Lead Members of Staff:  Mrs Tiernan, Mr Blain     

We are compliant with all current safeguarding legislation and guidance.                          

Keeping Children Safe In Education

Working Together To Safeguard Children

What To Do If You're Worried A Child Is Being Abused

The Prevent Duty



Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

Tel: 0161 911 8040


We couldn’t be happier with St Vincent’s, our children are really happy there. - Parent Survey
It is a wonderful environment, our children are flourishing - Parent Survey
The school ethos gives the children excellent opportunities to develop their spirituality and knowledge of their faith. - Parent Survey
It is a really friendly school, I have been made to feel very welcome. - Parent Survey
We love St Vincent’s, keep doing what you are doing! - Parent Survey