Principal - Anouska Gardner
Principal - Anouska Gardner



Child Protection and Safeguarding

Barlby High School is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. Each student’s welfare is of paramount importance and we believe that students have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment.

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.  We achieve this through putting in place robust systems and procedures to manage any concerns reported. We respond immediately to any concerns raised and ensure that these are dealt with appropriately, sensitively and in a timely manner.

If your child is ever concerned about their safety or well-being or about another student, they should talk to someone such as a parent/carer/guardian, and/or a member of staff at school such as their Form Tutor, House Leader, Student Liaison Officer or to the Safeguarding Team.

Students can also use the ‘Shout out ‘box in the library or use the ‘Shout Out’ tab on the school intranet.

Talking about a problem helps, and if the problem cannot be resolved by the member of staff that your child has talked to, they will find other people to help.

We also produce a Safeguarding and Wellbeing Bulletin which enable us to share important information for students and their parents, carers and families.

Link: Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

Operation Encompass

Link: Operation Encompass – Parent/Carer Poster

Link: Operation Encompass – Helpline-Poster

If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child please talk to any teacher or you can speak directly to a member of the school’s safeguarding team.

    • Principal – Mrs Gardner
    • Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Denham
    • Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Miss Lambert

To view our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, please go to our Policies Page.

The NSPCC have set up a dedicated, confidential, helpline available to current or past victims of sexual violence or harassment, as well as parents, carers or professions with concerns. The dedicated NSPCC helpline number is: 0800 136 663

What we will do if we have a concern about your child:
  1. If we are concerned that your child may be at risk of harm we must follow the procedures in our child protection policy. You can look at a copy in school or receive a copy to take home.
  2. In almost all circumstances we will speak to you about our concerns and we will inform you if we feel we must refer our concerns to children’s social care.
  3. Any child protection records on your child are kept separate from your child’s normal school file.
Safeguarding of your child in out of school activities/clubs/sports:

It is important for parents/carers to check that any sports club or activity that their child attends has their child’s safety as its priority. Even if the club seems professional, there are questions that parents and carers should ask to make sure that they have all the necessary safeguarding measures in place.