Safeguarding at Brighouse High School

Brighouse High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome

Safeguarding includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and so much more.

We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent, effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, students and staff at school.  Any safeguarding concerns are passed through the members of staff who are trained as ‘safeguarding leads’. Please contact the following members of staff if you have any concerns about a child’s safety or emotional well-being.

The Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Ms Wardle – Deputy Headteacher

Ms Horsfield – Assistant Headteacher

The Safeguarding leads are:

  • C Smith-Charlton
  • L Silverwood
  • S Bishop
  • C Lee – Sixth Form

The school will endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their children. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. The school’s Child Protection policy is available publicly.

The following website links provide advice and information for parents.


CEOP Child Exploitation and Online Protection – Make a report
Thinkuknow Access to practical information for children, young people, parents and carers
Pace UK Working to keep children safe from exploitation by supporting parents
Faceup2it Information about the dangers of child exploitation and how to keep safe
Parent Info Information about staying safe on Minecraft

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