Minerva Learning Trust


Our Designated Safeguarding Lead in School is Mrs Drayson. To contact please visit: Contact Us

If you have any Safeguarding concerns you can email: sdrayson@stocksbridge-mlt.co.uk

Keeping Children Safe in Education is statutory guidance for schools and colleges who must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Safeguarding incorporates all we do to ensure children grow up in circumstances that are safe, to protect them from maltreatment and to prevent the impairment of their health and development.

Child protection is the activity undertaken to protect specific children who are suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm. This could be from a single traumatic event or an accumulation of significant events which interrupt or damage the child’s physiological or psychological development.

Legislation places responsibilities on school staff in the identification, prevention and management of child abuse and of safeguarding children from harm. Staff in schools are well placed to notice changes in children’s behaviour, injuries and other indicators of abuse. As trusted adults they may also receive disclosures from pupils about issues relevant to their safety. Stocksbridge High School fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and young people and support them in school.

The Safeguarding Children Partnership have laid down guidelines to be followed in relation to safeguarding children and these have been used in reviewing and developing our policy.

For more information please visit:

SHS Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Sheffield Children

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Working together to Safeguard Children

MINERVA Safeguarding Polic

Safeguarding at Stocksbridge High School

We all have a statutory duty to "safeguard and promote the welfare of children".

If you have any concerns about the health and safety of a child at this school or feel that something may be troubling them, you should share this information with an appropriate member of staff straight away.

Some issues e.g. a child’s appearance, hygiene, general behaviour, can be shared with any teacher or member of support staff in this school. Do not worry that you may be reporting small matters – we would rather that you tell us things which turn out to be small than miss a worrying situation.

However, if you think the matter is very serious and may be related to a child protection concern, e.g. physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, you must talk to one of the people below immediately.

If you are unable to contact them you can ask the school office staff to find them and ask them to speak to you straight away about a confidential and urgent matter.

The people you should talk to at this school are:

Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL's)

Mrs S Drayson

Mrs S Drayson

Designated Safeguarding Lead Deputies (DSLD's):

Mrs J Ganley

Mrs J Ganley

Mrs H Myers

Mrs H Myers

Mr A Proost

Mr A Proost

Mrs Z Proctor

Mrs Z Proctor