Safeguarding

Keeping children safe is our priority. Here at Batley Girls’ High School, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the young people in our care. Parents and carers can feel confident that careful procedures are in place to ensure that all staff and volunteers are suitable to work with children within the school. As a school we encourage parents, carers and young people to talk freely about any concerns or worries which may affect educational progress. It is important to us that parents, carers and students see our school as a safe place.

Children will be taken seriously if they seek help from a member of staff. Students may be referred for support in our on site Wellbeing Centre or we can source additional personalised support from external agencies who work closely with us. We will endeavour to work in partnership with parents/carers at all times to inform them of additional support required or available. However staff cannot guarantee to consult parents/carers first or to keep children’s concerns confidential if a referral must be made to agencies in order to safeguard a child’s/young person’s welfare.

If you have any concerns relating to the safeguarding of any student in our school please contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads or a member of the Safeguarding team:

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Gillian Hughes (Deputy Head)

Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Joanna Seal (Social Worker)

Safeguarding team – Iffat Ahmad, Michelle Kilburn (SENDCo), Kylie Hadaway, Erica Strickland (Designated Lead for Children Looked After)

There is a wide range of resources available for parents, links to some of these can be found on the right hand side of this page.

Our Safeguarding policy has been reviewed and is currently awaiting ratification from our Board of Trustees – once this has been ratified the updated policy will be available via the policies tab above.