Safeguarding and Supporting Parents

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. All adults in the USH community work together to protect our children. It is our highest priority. 

Safeguarding means:

  • protecting children from abuse and maltreatment
  • preventing harm to children’s health or development
  • ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.

Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection (click here to see our dedicated SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION POLICY) which details how we respond to concerns about a child.

Parents and carers work in partnership with the school and we recognise that from time to time you may need support.

If as a  parent you are concerned about your own child or another young person you should inform any member of the pastoral team or Designated Safeguarding Lead, Miss Clements via Email or our Student Safeguarding Manager Miss Chloe Fox

If you are a student who needs to report a concern, please tell any member of staff.

Our Safeguarding Governor is Mr Michael Roe 

Out of Hours/ Emergency Safeguarding contacts

If you have any concerns at all about a child's safety or wellbeing outside of school hours please contact:

NSPCC Helpline - You can contact the NSCPP Helpline by calling 0808 800 5000 or emailing

Childline -  You can call the Childline Helpline on 0800 11 11