Safeguarding, Welfare, Support & Advice

What is safeguarding?

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children refers to the process of protecting children from maltreatment, preventing the impairment of health or development, ensuring the that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Our pledge

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our pocedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.

If you have a concern for a child's safety

Should parents or members of the public have any safeguarding or welfare concerns about a student of Lymm High School they should contact the main reception as quickly as possible and ask to speak to a member with responsibility for child protection on 01925 755458.

Be vigilant and report all concerns regarding children or staff members, no matter how small; often this can help form part of the bigger picture of an incident or situation.

Our Emotional Wellbeing Support Guide has been created to help provide mental health support for our students and families. Please click here to access this helpful resource.

Parent Information Evening – Drug Awareness & Prevention

Thank you to all those of you who came to the drugs information evening this week. We had over 170 parents in attendance and hope you found the evening worthwhile.

A few of you left notes asking for certain information (for example, a ‘crib sheet’ with slang terms used by young people for different drugs) or additional questions to be answered, and we will post this information as soon as we can. In the meantime:

Click here for the presentation from Warrington youth Service that was delivered on the evening

Click here for a link to various useful factsheets and infographics

Click here for a list of useful drug helplines and websites

This link will take parents to a comprehensive table of substances and their ‘slang’ names.

There are also factsheets discussing risks, drug terms and Emergency support.


The safeguarding team

Mrs R Ball

Designated Senior Leader Safguarding

Mrs H Ryles-Dean

Deputy Designated Senior Leader Safguarding

Miss A Clark

Deputy Designated Senior Leader Safguarding

Mrs H Jennings

Head of Sixth Form

Mr T Scott

Acting Head of Sixth Form

Mrs K Johnson

Deputy Head of Sixth Form

Mrs J Littler

Sixth Form Student Services

Mrs J Wagstaff

Head of Year

Mrs L Green

Safeguarding Link Governor

Student Health & Well-being

Information and Advice for Parents

Useful Organisations