Keeping young people safe

What should I do if I have a safeguarding concern?

If you have a safeguarding concern about a student at Harrogate High School, please contact the safeguarding team using the email below.


Alternatively, please contact school on 01423 548800 and ask to speak to a member of the safeguarding team. 

If you need to contact a member of the safeguarding team during the school holidays you can call 07902 340 838 or email us on the email address above. Please note this phone/email inbox is only monitored once per week during the holidays as staff are on leave: this should not be used as an emergency helpline. If you have an urgent safeguarding concern/you are worried about the welfare of a student during the holidays, please call North Yorkshire County Council Customer Resolution Centre 01609 780780. In an emergency, please always contact 999.

´It is never your decision alone how to respond to concerns. It is however, always your responsibility to share concerns, no matter how small´

Harrogate High School's Safeguarding Team


Other members of staff who can assist with any safeguarding concerns are:

  • Mr M Dixon
  • Mrs G Dickinson
  • Miss V Green
  • Miss I Crossley

Where can your child get help at HHS?


Achievement   Team


Mrs Helen Ashton Braithwaite


Student Support Officers

Year 7 

Mr Burns

Year 8

Mr Matthews

Year 9

Miss Chattaway

Year 10

Miss Pattinson

Year 11

Mrs McWilliams

School Medical Nurse

Miss V Green


Ms L Reid

Family Support and Wellbeing Worker

Mrs G Dickinson

Careers Leader

Student Voice

Mrs L Greenwood

Anonymous email that can be used to log any concerns

Further Help


Support with benefits, jobs, relationships, moment management and more

TRAX Harrogate
15-17 Station Bridge
Harrogate High School HG1 1SP




Counselling for Depression / anxiety
Familes and friend
Call: 01904 625971

School Medical Nurse

Speak to your Student Support Officer in school for a referral

NSPCC Helpline

Children’s charity fighting abuse
Call: 0800 800 5000

Young carers

Support for young carers
Call: 01423 500537

Child  Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

Helps you stay safe online, ensure your security settings are appropriate and report online grooming / bullying
Call: 0870 000 3344


24 hour counselling service
Call: 0800 1111

Keeping Children Safe Online (for parents) (NSPCC)

The NSPCC have drawn together lots of advice for parents, including Being Share Aware, MineCraft Safety Advice, and how to stay safe using apps. The information can be found here:

Parents' Online Safety Helpline (NSPCC)

Parents can also contact the free NSPCC Online Safety Helpline with questions about parental controls or concerns about a social network their children are using on 0808 8005002

Advice to help around child sexual abuse and signposts to other help lines.

Child sexual abuse – concerns about behaviour child or adult and professional advice site

  • For parents
  • Parents against child exploitation – support network/groups for parents

  • Internet safety for you people – cartoons to use with young people
  • Advice to parents and carers


  • Younger children – pants campaign – underwear rule
  • Online safety – various videos and advice for young people
  • Share Aware – resources for schools and teachers

Online parenting support and advice – online chat, helpline 0808 800 2222 and parenting classes

  • Information around parental separation for children and their parents.
  • Information about court process
  • Parenting plan to help work out child care arrangements and disputes
  • Separated parents information programme helping to understand how to put children first when you separate

Disrespect Nobody

Working Hours for Students Guidance


Minecraft is played by millions of children around the world, who can use their imagination to build three-dimensional worlds with virtual building blocks in a digital, pixelated landscape. The risks that parents need to be aware of with this game include cyberbullying, "griefing", online grooming, and susceptibility to viruses and malware. 

This guide aims to give parents and teachers practical tips on how to ensure this game can be enjoyed safely.

Please find a free guide here:

Staying Safe on Facebook

Social Media Library

Social Media Library

Whistleblowing Procedures

Any concerns about inappropriate conduct in school by members of staff or visitors must be taken to the Head of Academy or a member of the Safeguarding team immediately. 
If you do not feel you can take your concern to the above people, please either: 

  • Contact the Chair of Governors via the school address or by email to:  
  • Contact the Chief Executive Officer or the Chair of Trustees via NSAT Business Centre, Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1QN, or by email to:   

Free, confidential advice about Whistleblowing can also be obtained from Protect:

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NSAT Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

North Yorkshire Council have launched a new children and families prevention service that brings together a range of preventative work previously undertaken by separate services.

There is now a single service which:

  • Operates seamlessly throughout the 0-19 age range;
  • Eliminates duplication, unnecessary and unhelpful transitions for families;
  • Has a new way to provide services, including a greater capacity to provide early help in a more targeted way to children, young people and families.

Please click on the following link for more information on the Prevention Service.

Useful Websites and Advice for Parents

NYSCB Website

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