Parents

SAFEGUARDING

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 Sarah Forbes Tel: 01299 872950 or email: sforbes@shs.worcs.sch.uk

The Deputy DSL’s are: Emma Hale and Jackie Henderson

The Designated Safeguarding Governor is: Mrs Natalie Bourne

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: safeguarding@shs.worcs.sch.uk
  • 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 November 2017

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.

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

http://www.parentsprotect.co.uk/resources.htm

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

Sarah Forbes – Vice Principal – Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare and Designated Safeguarding Lead

Andy Ames – Assistant Principal – Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare

Emma Hale – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead /Lead Medical Officer

Jackie Henderson – Deputy Safeguarding Lead / Student Counsellor

Ryan Delo – Student Support Manager

Zoe Garbett – Intervention Co-ordinator

Tracy O’Malley – Intervention Co-ordinator

Mark Gleeson – Intervention Co-ordinator

Georgina Harwood – Student Receptionist (apprenticeship)

Pat Roberts – Safer Schools Officer, Police Community Support Officer, West Mercia Policing Team.