Everyone who works with children – including teachers, teaching assistants, midday assistants, office staff, coaches, pastoral staff, caretakers, and all other roles at St Oswald’s Primary School including volunteers and governors – have a responsibility in keeping children safe. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action.

St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding our children and keeping them safe.

Children can speak to any adult in school about anything that is worrying them. However, there are three adults who have the particular job of keeping children safe.

The Safeguarding Team are:

Ms. H. Lennon

Ms Lennon is the Head Teacher and the Designated Safeguarding Lead in the school (DSL).

Mrs. S. Orwin

Mrs Orwin is the Assistant Head Teacher and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead in the school (DDSL).

Ms S Jones SEND link Governor and Safeguarding Governor St Oswalds Catholic Primary
Mrs. S. Jones

Mrs Jones is a Governor with specific responsibility for safeguarding.

Early Help

Early help refers to the offer of any information, advice, or support to children, young people, and their families as soon as possible in their lives, or when issues emerge, to help prevent problems from escalating.

Warrington Thrive – A Graduated Approach to Warrington’s Emotional and Mental Health Offer for Children and Young People – A Guide for Parents and Carers

The Warrington Thrive – A Graduated Approach to Mental Health document reaffirms the work that Education settings in Warrington are undertaking in partnership with partner agencies such as health, to offer a full range of services across the varying levels of emotional and mental health need.
Working with a range of partners, this Graduated Approach supports education providers to develop their own internal whole school/system approach to ensure that the emotional and mental health needs of children/young people, their families/carers and school staff are met in a graduated and planned way.

Mrs Orwin takes the lead on all pastoral matters in the school and can provide early help and other types of family support. Mrs Orwin can be contacted on 01925 813015 or

Key Safeguarding Links:

The Warrington Safeguarding Partnership website contains useful safeguarding resources and links to other helpful safeguarding websites.


Childline (call 0800 1111)