Stephenson Studio School takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of students and believes that the safety and wellbeing of children is of paramount importance.

Everyone who works with and comes into contact with students at Stephenson Studio School has a responsibility to keep them safe. All staff members receive safeguarding training which is regularly updated and the School follows robust safer recruitment procedures.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined by the DfE (KCSIE, 2019) as:

  • protecting children from maltreatment
  • preventing impairment of children's health or development
  • ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies and Procedures section of our website.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

If you have a safeguarding concern regarding one of our students, please contact Miss Phipps on 01530 519099 or email: If your concern is regarding a child being in immediate danger, please call the Police (999).

Stephenson Studio School's Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead is:

Miss Phipps (English Subject Lead)

Stephenson Studio School’s Designated Safeguarding Leads are:

Mr Hobbs (Headteacher)

Miss Foster (Student Support Coordinator)

Mrs Gibbs (Learning Support Assistant)


Use the links below to access additional information and support: