Principal - Emma Robins
Principal - Emma Robins




Making a Referral

The Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding (DSL) is Mrs C Connell

If the referral is concerning a student → refer to the Designated Senior Lead
If the referral is concerning an adult → refer to the Principal
If the referral is concerning the Headteacher → refer to the Chair of Governors

Child Protection and Safeguarding at Graham School

To see our Safeguarding Policy, please visit Our Policies page.

The protection, safety and wellbeing of children in our care is a top priority and responsibility and we are committed to following the Area Child Protection Committee’s and North Yorkshire’s child protection procedures and guidance. We refer to Children’s and Social Care when appropriate; working together with other agencies, attending and providing reports for Child Protection conferences and contributing where appropriate to any Child Protection Plan.

Link: Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

The School policy takes account of all relevant legislation including the ‘Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education’ issued by DfE in 2007.

It is in line with the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board Child Protection Procedures, ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ (1999 and 2006) and ‘What to do if you are worried a Child is being Abused’ (2006). 

This policy applies to all adults, including volunteers, working in or on behalf of the school. A copy of the policy can be requested by contacting the school.

Everyone in the education service shares an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:

  • Providing a safe environment for children and young people to learn in education settings; and
  • Identifying children and young people who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and taking appropriate action with the aim of making sure they are kept safe, both at home and in the education setting.


Sexual Violence, Harassment and abuse in Educational Settings

The school is committed to promoting the safety and wellbeing of all students. We achieve this through putting in place robust systems and procedures to manage any concerns reported. We respond immediately to any concerns raised and ensure that these are dealt with appropriately, sensitively and in a timely manner.

Students can report concerns by contacting any member of staff.

Parents and carers can contact our Safeguarding Team by email:

The Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding (DSL) is Mrs C Connell

Deputy Safeguarding Leads

Mrs S Swan – E:

Mrs K Shires – E:

Alternatively you can call the school on T: 01723 366451

The NSPCC have set up a dedicated, confidential, helpline available to current or past victims of sexual violence or harassment, as well as parents, carers or professions with concerns.

The dedicated NSPCC helpline number is: 0800 136 663