Leek High School recognises its legal duty under section 115 Education Act 2002 (section 157 in relation to academies) and the 1989 Children Act and takes seriously its responsibilities to protect and safeguard the interests of all students. The school recognises that effective child protection work requires sound procedures, good inter-agency cooperation and a workforce that is competent and confident in responding to child protection situations.

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 10 – Deputy Designated Teacher for Looked After Children) and Mrs Tricia Lee (Family and Student Support Worker)

The nominated Governor for Safeguarding is Mrs Barbara Hine

Click here to view the school’s current Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.


Safeguarding from Extremism and Radicalisation

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/)


Other safeguarding resources and support

Abusive Relationships
thisisabuse.direct.gov.uk staffordshire.gov.uk xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx
Alcohol alcoholeducationtrust.org xxxxxxxxxx
Bullying bullying.co.uk thinkuknow.co.uk xxxxxxxxxx
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) itsnotokay.co.uk paceuk.info xxxxxxxxxx
Cyberbullying and Substance Abuse inpatientdrugrehab.org xxxxxxxxxx
Eating Disorders nhs.uk
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) dofeve.org nspcc.org.uk
Gangs familylives.org.uk
Mental Health youngminds.org.uk
Self-Harm mind.co.uk nhs.uk