Safeguarding & Child Protection in School

Safeguarding & Child Protection in School

We take the health and wellbeing of our students very seriously. We are proud that safeguarding has a high profile at George Stephenson High School and our everyday practices support our commitment to keeping our students safe.

All of our staff receive regular Safeguarding training to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge to spot concerns and are aware of how to report these if appropriate. We will not promise confidentiality to any young person and, where possible, we will always share concerns with parents so that we can work closely to address the problem or issue.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Kath Williams (Deputy Headteacher) and support comes from her Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Stephen Jarvie (Guidance Manager), the other Guidance managers in school, and our two Family Liaison Workers, Sarah Graham and Alison Miller. The Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding is John Morley (Chair of Governors).

If you are concerned about your child or another young person you can contact Mrs Williams or Mr Jarvie at school.

Child Protection in school: Guidance for parents and carers [Click here]

The current Child Protection Policy is under review in the light of the most recent version of Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2018) and will be ratified by governors and circulated as soon as possible. 

Child Protection Policy [Click here]