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Safeguarding & Child Protection

Designated Staff for Safeguarding and Child Protection at SHSG

If you have any concerns about any of our students, please contact the school on 01702 588852. Our Safeguarding team are:

Designated Safeguarding Lead:                     Mrs A Leman    01702 588852 Ext 114

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:   Mr L Boney       01702 588852 Ext 113

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:   Mrs P Bowman    01702 588852 Ext 111

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:   Miss H Riebold   01702 588852 Ext 236

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO):  Mrs A Francis  01702 534539

If you need help, there is a list of recommended organisations on the Help tab to the left. Please do seek help, advice or support.

If you have any concerns about a child outside of school hours or term time, please contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000. Children in need of advice or support can call Childline on 0800 1111. 

Southend High School for Girls is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and we expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to our school to share this commitment. 

The health, safety and wellbeing of every student is of paramount importance. We ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our staff. Our staff receive safeguarding training and are required to report any concerns to the school's safeguarding team. A copy of our safeguarding policy for 2020-2021 can be accessed below. 

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a student's welfare. The school will, in most circumstances, ensure that concerns are discussed with the student's parents/carers. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school may discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without informing parents first, for example, if the school had reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the student's welfare. 

Our Safeguarding Child Protection Policy can be downloaded below, along with safeguarding information for visitors to the school. 

To view the statutory guidance for schools on keeping children safe, please follow the link to the Department for Education:


Anna Leman
Assistant Headteacher
Southend High School for Girls
Southchurch Boulevard
Tel: 01702 588852 Ext. 114