Stowmarket High School fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support students in school. There are five main elements to how we work:

  • Ensuring we practise safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.

  • Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe.

  • Developing and then implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.

  • Supporting students who have been abused in accordance with his/her agreed child protection plan.

  • Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Ms Claire Ferguson

Designated Safeguard Lead - Ms Charlene Stewart

Online Safety Lead - Mr Rob Herbert

Safeguarding Governor Lead - Mr Jon Brighton

PREVENT Lead - Ms Claire Ferguson

Early Help Support

We understand families may need extra support during difficult times and recognise the need to support those families through offering early help. 

Please follow the link below to view the support which can be provided:

Click Here for the link to Early Help


Parents’ Safeguarding Bulletins Throughout the year we will add a parent safeguarding bulletin to this page which will highlight topical issues facing students in school. The bulletins can be downloaded below.

Parent Safeguarding Bulletin 1 -  Snapchat

Parent Safeguarding Bulletin 2 -  Prevent

Parent Safeguarding Bulletin 3 -  Share Aware

Parent Safeguarding Bulletin 4 -  Sexting

Parent Safeguarding Bulletin 5 -  Checks for those working in schools

Parent Safeguarding Bulletin 6 -  Child Sexual Exploitation

Parent Safeguarding Bulletin 7 -  Safeguarding in Sport

Parent Safeguarding Bulletin 8 -  Online Grooming

Parent Safeguarding Bulletin 9 -  Educate Against Hate

Parent Safeguarding Bulletin 10 - Fortnite

Parent Safeguarding Bulletin 11 - Apps causing Safeguarding concerns

Parent Safeguarding Bulletin 12 - Online safety advice for parents

Parent Safeguarding Bulletin 13 - Protect your child on their Smartphone

Fortnite Battle Royale

Parent Safeguarding Bulletin 14 - Yubo

Parent Safeguarding Bulletin 15 - Child's feelings - Anna Freud

Parent Safeguarding Bulletin 16 - The anxious and worried child. TikTok

Parent Safeguarding Bulletin 17 - County Lines and Childline's Zipit App


 Useful Links

1. 24/7 help, advice and support

2. Provides a confidential telephone helpline offering emotional support to any individual on any issue

3. Advice for parents, professionals and young people on the signs of sexual exploitation and how to keep safe

4. Friendly, confidential drugs advice

5. Find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it

6. Your advice, help and report centre

7. Information on a variety of online resources to help keep children safe online