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Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children refers to the process of protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
Safeguarding is a priority in our school. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children.
What is safeguarding?
Safeguarding covers the actions we take to protect the welfare all our students.
What is child protection?
Child protection refers to the processes undertaken to protect children who have been identified as suffering or being at risk of suffering significant harm.
Skipton Girls' High School Safeguarding Team
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Mrs F McMillan
Mrs J Marchesi
Mrs P Kendrick
Mrs J Pickles
Any concerns about inappropriate conduct in school by members of staff or visitors must be taken to the Head of Academy or a member of the Safeguarding team immediately.
If you do not feel you can take your concern to the above people, please either:
- Contact the Chair of Governors via the school address or by email to: email@example.com
- Contact the Chief Executive Officer or the Chair of Trustees via NSAT Business Centre, Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1QN, or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free, confidential advice about Whistleblowing can also be obtained from Protect: https://protect-advice.org.uk
What should I do if I have a safeguarding concern?
If you have a safeguarding concern surrounding a student at Skipton Girls' High School, please call to speak to member of the Safeguarding Team or send us an email.
Phone Number: 01756 707600