Safeguarding at Whickham School

Safeguarding is the term we use ensure students are safe in school and at home.  It includes everything from issues in school, on their way to and from school as well as ensuring that students are protected at home.

It is important that ALL issues relating to safeguarding are reported so that they can be dealt with effectively by the Safeguarding Team.

Reporting a Safeguarding Issue

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and every member of Whickham School staff has received training in dealing with some of the issues relating to safeguarding.  There are, however key people who have responsibility specifically for safeguarding and to whom issues should be reported in the first instance.

Mrs Maher, Deputy Headteacher is the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead,  Mrs MacPherson is the Deputy Safeguarding Lead.  Mr Phillipson and Mr McCaughey are also trained should the above members of staff be unavailable.  All of these staff can deal with the most serious issues.

For more information on Safeguarding at Whickham School please see our Safeguarding Guide


Safeguarding Alert from Northumbria Police – Drugs in Sweets (August 2020)

Parents Guide to On-line Safety

The National Online Safety Centre have produced a range of guides to help you start a conversation with your child about on-line safety.  (click an image to view in full size)


Further Resources

You can find more guidance and links to support with  On-Line Safety and Child Exploitation in the Keeping Safe section of our website




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