St Margaret Ward Catholic 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 and Child Protection Policy which can be viewed below.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare.  

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. 

As our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mr Jason Hughes (Headteacher), would be the first point of contact if you had a concern about one of our pupils. In his absence, our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads Miss Aine Flynn (Deputy Headteacher) and Mrs Irene Murphy (Pastoral Manager), would be available. The school number is 0161 969 9852. The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school in Mrs Denise Brereton.

Parents/carers with a safeguarding concern about a child can also contact Trafford's Multi-Agency Referral and Assessment Team (MARAT) on 0161 912 5125 or email  MARAT acts as the 'front door' for Trafford's children and young people's service. MARAT accepts referrals for children and young people that are deemed to be in need of a certain level of support and undertakes child protection enquiries where appropriate.