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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 

Mrs F McMillan

Nominated Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Jane Marchesi 


Martha Featherstone (DDSL)


Lizzie Pitt (DDSL) 

Year 7/8

Mel Winter (DDSL) 
Pauline Kendrick (DDSL)

Year 9/10

Geraldine Townend (DDSL)
Lauren Hogg (DDSL)

Year 11

Jess Holdsworth (DDSL)
Sophie Smith (DDSL)

Post 16

Michael Blythe (DDSL)
Kirsty Coia (DDSL)
Catherine Uren (DDSL)

Whistleblowing Procedures

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: governance@nsat.org.uk
  • Contact the Chief Executive Officer or the Chair of Trustees via NSAT Business Centre, Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1QN, or by email to: governance@nsat.org.uk

Free, confidential advice about Whistleblowing can also be obtained from Protect: https://protect-advice.org.uk

NSAT Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
Safeguarding -School Specific and Child Protection Arrangements

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
Email: reception@sghs.org.uk



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