We want to make sure that our safeguarding responsibilities are maintained during the school closure and we are making regular phone calls to our most vulnerable students and families during this time.
If you have any immediate safeguarding concerns about a child, where there is an immediate risk of harm, then you must contact Staffordshire Social Services on 0300 111 8010 or the Police on 101. For non-urgent concerns about a Leek High student email the school’s safeguarding team at safeguardingLHS@ttlt.org.uk.
Any safeguarding concerns in the school should be made aware to the Designated Person for Child Protection or a Deputy Designated Person.
Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mr Phill Evans (Headteacher)
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mrs Katie Ackerley (Assistant Headteacher – Director of Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare), Mrs Lorrice Mawson (Head of Year 11 – Deputy Designated Teacher for Looked After Children) and Mr Paul Watts (Head of PE and Sport).
The nominated Governor for Safeguarding is Mrs Barbara Hine
Leek High School recognises its legal duty under s175 Education Act 2002 (section 157 in relation to independent schools and academies) and the 1989 and 2004 Children Acts. We take seriously our responsibilities to protect and safeguard the interests of all students and we recognise that effective child protection work requires sound procedures, good inter-agency co-operation and a workforce that is competent and confident in responding to child protection situations.
Our procedures aim to provide a framework which ensures that all our practice in regard to safeguarding children is consistent with the stated values and procedures that underpin all work with children and young people. Statutory guidance defines a child as anyone who has not yet reached their 18th birthday.
As part of our procedures all staff undertake mandatory training including Prevent, Level One Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children Training and e-Safety.
Leek High School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that students have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any student in distress and are confident about applying the/our safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.
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.
The school adheres to the following three DFE safeguarding documents:
For Staffordshire procedures please click on link below:
Click here to view the school’s current Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.
Clich here to view the COVID-19 January 2021 Addendum to the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.
We aim to educate students on the dangers of radicalisation by supporting their personal development and building trusting relationships that enable them to discuss ideas. Parents and students who have concerns about extremism and radicalisation may look to schools as a trusted source of advice on how to keep children safe from these risks. In addition to materials produced by the Local Authority and the police – such as the new ‘Prevent Tragedies’ online campaign launched by the Police (http://www.preventtragedies.co.uk/) – there are online resources produced by civil society groups which provide valuable advice, for example ‘Families Matter’ (http://www.familiesmatter.org.uk/)
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CAMHs – Urgent Care Team – 01782 408354
Childline – 0800 1111
Cobridge Health Clinic – 0300 7900165
First Response (advice line) – 01785 895836
First Response (front door) – 0800 1313126
Food Bank – 07902 8351158
Haregate Community Centre – 01538 398378
NHS Schools Mental Health Support Team – 01782 408377 ext. 7304577
Samaritans –116 123
Vysion – 01260 290000