Safeguarding


Help and Guidance for Parents or Carers of Students of The Stourport High School & Sixth 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.

Safeguarding Policy

Click the button on the right to view our safeguarding policy.

Designated Safeguarding Leads


If you have any concerns about the welfare of a young person and they are not in immediate danger (where you would call 999) please contact one of the staff listed below. 

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at Stourport High School and SixIth Form College is Mrs Emma Hale (Tel: 01299872950 or email: ehale@shs.saet.co.uk)

The Designated Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Natalie Bourne.

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

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.saet.co.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.

Keeping Children Safe in Education

The Department for Education have recently published updates to their statutory guidance for schools and colleges – Keeping Children Safe in Education. 

useful Links

Click here to view the Keeping Children Safe in Education document

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Posting Pictures & Videos - Think before you share!

You can take photos or shoot a video anywhere and share them online in no time. Photos and videos can be a great way to show friends what you’re up to, but it can be really hard to delete pictures or videos from the internet or other people’s mobiles. Once you’ve shared something online or on your mobile you’ve lost control of it!

USEFUL LINKS

Click here for more advice on the legal aspects of posting and passing on photos can be found at thinkuknow

Click here for more advice on Snapchat

Online Safety

The internet plays a major part in the everyday lives of young learners in today’s society, both in and outside the school environment. Students are educated in school about the dangers surrounding the use of the internet and learn about appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to help them use the internet safely. However, the digital world is always changing and so it is important to make sure you know how to help keep your child(ren) safe when they are using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.

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Links


Parents and carers can access further guidance on a range of safeguarding matters via the links below. You can view a number of resources, publications, posters and other awareness raising material that could help prevent child sexual abuse.

Mental Health & Wellbeing


Epic Friends

Sheffield based, young person friendly website giving information, support and self-help advice for a range of mental health/emotional health and wellbeing issues. Also information for adults.

Rethink

Factsheet giving information, support and self-help advice for a range of mental health/emotional health and wellbeing issues.

Sane

Website giving information, support and self-help advice for a range of mental health/emotional health and wellbeing issue.

Young Minds

Website giving information, support and self-help advice for a range of mental health/emotional health and wellbeing issues. Great resource for parents and carers on how to support and start conversations with children about mental health and wellbeing.