Help and Guidance for Parents/Carers of Students of The Stourport High School & VIth Form College

Please read our Safeguarding Statement:

All staff and young people at Stourport High School and VIth Form College are safe and thriving; working within an environment where safeguarding is everybody’s business and intervention and support is timely and right for individuals and families. Our Values:

  • An environment where our young people feel secure, are encouraged to talk and are listened to when they have a worry or concern.
  • An environment where all staff and volunteers feel safe, are encouraged to talk and are listened to when they have concerns about the safety and well-being of a child.
  • Ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried.
  • Ensure that young people, who have additional or unmet needs, are supported appropriately. This could include referral to early help or specialist services if they are a child in need or have been or are deemed at risk of being abused and neglected.
  • Continuously review how our young people are informed about how to keep themselves safe, including online safety, through teaching and learning opportunities as part of a broad and balanced curriculum.
  • Continue to engender an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned amongst all adults.
  • Guarantee that when concerned about the welfare of a young person, staff members always take action in the best interests of safeguarding the young person.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at Stourport High School and VIth Form College is: Mrs E Hale Tel: 01299 872950 or email:

The Deputy DSL’s are: Mrs R Hall & Miss L Gardner

The Designated Safeguarding Governor is: Mrs N Bourne

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SHS Safeguarding Children Policy

SHS Safeguarding Children Policy (Annex to Child Protection Policy) – March 2020

Advice for Parents:

  • If you are concerned about the welfare of a young person and they are not in immediate danger (where you would call 999) please ask for one of the staff above or email:
  • For more information on local safeguarding procedures, please follow this link to the Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board.
  • For national safeguarding support agencies, please follow this link to Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation.

Advice for Volunteers in School

LEAFLET – Safeguarding Advice for Volunteers Regular Visitors 2018-19 MAY2019 HFD

Help and Guidance for Parents/Carers of Students Experiencing Issues with Online Safety

For helpful guidance for parents/carers on a range of safeguarding matters, please click on the link below.  Here you will find resources, publications, posters and other awareness raising material that could help prevent child sexual abuse.

What’s the problem? – A guide for parents of young people who have got in trouble online

Report an Incident

If you are worried about an incident which has occurred involving your son/daughter or another student from our school and would like to get in touch for advice and support, please contact Mr Andy Ames using the form below:

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Please include the name of the student(s) involved.

    Please tell us as much as you can about the incident which has occurred and/or how we can help you.

    The Safeguarding & Student Support Team at SHS

    Mrs E Hale – Designated Safeguarding Lead and Asst. Principal Pastoral

    Mrs M Parton – Extended Leadership – DSL & Quality of Education – KS3

    Mrs L Gardner – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Pastoral Support Coordinator

    Mr O Wall – Pastoral Support Coordinator

    Ms P Roberts –  PCSO and Safer Schools Officer

    Parental Advice – Keeping your children safe.

    ‘Get Safe’ – Parent Leaflet