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Safeguarding and child protection

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children.

Supporting and protecting the welfare of vulnerable students

York High School considers the safety, protection and wellbeing of young people in its care as paramount.

It is very important that our students feel safe in school and, as such, safeguarding is a priority area for us. We follow the statutory guidance and local advice including:

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Working together to Safeguard Children

We also have our own child protection policy which can be found on Our Policies page here.

It is essential that everybody working in a school or college understands their safeguarding responsibilities. These are detailed in the Keeping Children Safe in Education document.

We are fully committed to following the City of York safeguarding Children Board (CYSCB) Guidance and Procedures.

Reporting a concern

You should always report concerns if you think you or someone else could be at risk of harm. Anyone who has a concern about the welfare of a child at York High School should report it using any of the following methods:


If you are looking at this website and have an urgent safeguarding concern which you are not able to discuss with a member of staff, please use these contacts:

MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) – Office hours T: 01904 551900

North Yorkshire Emergency Out of Hours Duty Team T: 01609 780780

Urgent assistance with mental health, please call York CAMHS Crisis Team T: 08000 516171

Key contacts

The designated person with responsibility for Safeguarding and Child Protection is:

Victoria Burns


The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead’s and the first point of contact for all concerns are:

James Walker and/or Emma Masterman 



T: James Walker – 07771 8107465

T: Emma Masterman – 01904 806578 / 07538 718327

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