01942 747818

Billinge Road, Wigan, Lancashire WN3 6BL


Highfield St Matthew's Church of England Primary School

‘Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven’ (Matthew 5:13)


Our Designated Senior Leader for Safeguarding is Rebecca Holland

Our Back-up Designated Senior Leader is Alison Barron

Our Learning Mentor, Natalie Parkinson, is also a trained DSL

Our Safeguarding Governor is Joy Oliveros



Our school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting children’s welfare and expects all staff, governors, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment and maintain a vigilant and safe environment. Everyone has a responsibility to act, without delay, to protect children by reporting anything that might suggest a child is being abused or neglected. It is our willingness to work safely and challenge inappropriate behaviours that underpins this commitment. The school seeks to work in partnership with families and other agencies to improve the outcomes for children who are vulnerable or in need.’


‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.’ (DFE 2018)

If any parent, member of staff or governor has a child protection or safeguarding query, the designated person to speak to is Mrs R Holland, Assistant Head Teacher. In the absence of Mrs Holland, the Head Teacher, Mrs  A Barron, or the Learning Mentor, Miss N Parkinson, can also be contacted.

01942 747818            HSTM@ldst.org.uk


The Wigan Safeguarding board offers advice and support if you are concerned for a child's welfare from bullying and abuse to internet safety.

The NSPCC work to protect children and prevent abuse so that we can make child abuse a thing of the past. See there website for ways to spot abuse and how to report it.

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) work with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children. CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency.

Childline is a private and confidential service for children and young people. All of the counsellors are trained staff and volunteers who all have experience of listening and talking to children who are worried or have concerns.

Helpful advice on railway safety from Network Rail.

 Childnet’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

 Bullying UK provides support and confidential advice on how to deal with bullying.

 Net Aware contains lots of useful information about online safety. You can also find a list of games and popular Apps and their recommended user age.