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Under the Education Act 2002 (Section 175), schools must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.  Parents/carers should know that the law (Children Act 1989) requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse.

The staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parents/carers, and where possible, seek their consent to a referral to Social Care. This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm. Schools will seek advice from Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later shown to be unfounded.

Parents/carers will appreciate that the designated person for safeguarding (child protection) was carrying out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acting in the best interests of all children.

Our students can report a safeguarding concern online by clicking HERE

DSL Email Address:
DSL (Director of Safeguarding and Student Welfare): Kate Priestnall 
Direct Email:

DDSL: Azizah Pathan, Russ Arnold, Georgia Birks, Michaela Thomas

Vice Chair of Governors: Nigel Harrison 

Useful Resources

Teen Health

Teen Health is a team of caring and dedicated Health and Well-being Officers who work across Leicestershire and Rutland to provide health and emotional well-being advice and support. They focus on young people of secondary school age and above, working hand in hand with individuals either at their secondary school or within their local community.

Teen Health can help young people with a range of different issues:

  • Well-being
  • Problems with friendships 
  • Sexual health advice 
  • Supporting you to access to contraception and testing 
  • Boosting confidence and self-esteem 
  • Coping with starting a new school 
  • Building positive relationships 
  • Dealing with exam stress 
  • Accessing support for physical health 
  • Receiving advice on drugs and alcohol 
  • Overcoming feelings of sadness or worry 
  • Staying healthy and safe

Click here to view the Teen Health Referral Form