The Safeguarding of our pupils is of the highest priority.

Mrs Evelyn Clayton and Mrs Julieann Jessop are the Designated Safeguarding Leads.

St Joseph the Worker RC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our designated teacher for Looked After Children and previously looked after children is: Mrs Evelyn Clayton

Staff, pupils and parents can discuss, share and raise concerns which are treated with confidentiality and sensitivity.

Mrs Clayton and Mrs Jessop are trained in following LA guidelines and procedures to ensure that we keep all children safe in education.

At St Joseph the Worker RC Catholic Primary School we take all matters related to Safeguarding and Child Protection very seriously.  We have robust and regularly reviewed policies and practices in place to keep our children safe. 

Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy are available on this page of our website 

Our Peer on Peer Abuse Policy is also available on this page of our website

If you have safeguarding concerns please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead at school or follow the link below to Salford LA, to the Bridge Partnership, which screens all contacts concerning the welfare and safety of a child

Salford Safeguarding - Worried about a child

Salford Early Help for Families

The trusted service has a new dedicated helpline number 0800 136 663

The NSPCC helpline is staffed by trained professionals who can provide expert advice and support. They are there if you’re concerned about a child, if you’re a parent or carer looking for advice, or if you’re a professional in need of information and guidance. 

Whatever your worry – call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000, or via email or through their website they can help. They also have advice about spotting the signs of abuse. You can call Monday to Friday 8am – 10pm or 9am – 6pm at the weekends, or email at any time. It’s free and you don’t have to say who you are.


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“Together as God’s children we will, love, learn, grow, inspire, Let your light shine”.


  • To work together with families as the first educators of their children.
  • To create a happy Roman Catholic atmosphere in which everyone can develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, morally and physically.
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating environment in which everyone is encouraged to develop his or her full potential.
  • To promote self-discipline in an atmosphere which fosters respect, tolerance and acceptance of all people.
  • This school is committed to encouraging the children to develop into responsible members of the school community in preparation for their role as adult members of society. In helping us to achieve this goal we anticipate the co-operation of all our parents.
  • To support all members of the community in their faith journey.

St Joseph The Worker RC Primary School, Cutnook Ln, Irlam, Manchester M44 6GX