St Malachy's Catholic Primary, Furness Place, Illingworth, Halifax, HX2 8JY

01422 244628

St Malachy's Catholic Primary School

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We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment. 

At St. Malachy’s Catholic Primary Academy, we are committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in our care. We believe children have the right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment, which includes protection from all types of abuse. Our staff are regularly trained and vigilant for signs of harm, and are confident about applying the/our safeguarding processes to any potential safeguarding issues.

If you are ever concerned about the safety or wellbeing of someone at our school, please talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs).

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:

Mrs Hodges - Headteacher

Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) are:

Mrs Gorin - Family Intervention Lead

Mr Harper - Deputy Headteacher

Mrs Blasket - Assistant Headteacher


Our named Governor for Safeguarding is Mrs Theresa Booth.


Safeguarding Policies and Links

Safeguarding Policy and Child Protection Procedures 2023-24

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

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