Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr Paul Oliver, Assistant Headteacher - Behaviour and Development. Our Deputy DSL is Mrs Judith Ford, Safeguarding Support Officer. Our DSL and Deputy DSL undertake the appropriate level of training in safeguarding and inter-agency working, which is kept up to date in accordance with statutory requirements. Staff are supported by the DSLs and The DSLs are supported by the Head Teacher and the Safeguarding Governor.

All staff, including temporary staff and volunteers, are provided with the school's Safeguarding and Child Protection Guidance and Policy and are informed of the school's safeguarding arrangements on induction.

All staff share an objective to help keep children and young people safe by contributing to:

  • Providing a safe environment for all students
  • Identifying children 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 our school setting
  • All staff and governors at Honley High School undertake training on safeguarding children that enables them to fulfil their responsibilities in respect of child protection effectively.  The training is refreshed on a regular basis to keep staff knowledge and skills up to date

All staff follow the West Yorkshire Consortium Safeguarding Children Procedures which are consistent with the DFE's "Keeping Children Safe in Education" guidance (July 2015).  Through their day-to-day contact with students, staff have a crucial role to play in keeping children safe.  Parents and carers should be aware, therefore, that where it appears to a member of staff that a child may be at risk of serious harm, the school is required, as a part of local child protection procedures, to report their concerns to children's social care immediately.

Further Information

 The following websites/contacts provide further information regarding safeguarding.

Kirklees Referral and Response Service on 01484 456848.

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Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

What is CSE?

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is when a young person (male or female) is used by being made or tricked into doing something sexual sometimes receiving something in return like love, affection, money, drugs or alcohol.

It is not OK for someone to expect you or your friends to do things you don’t want to. Listen to your instinct; if it doesn’t feel right – tell someone.


For further information vist the website twitter 

  What are the signs you need to know?

  •   Has the child or young person received unexplained gifts or money?
  •   Do they use their mobile phone secretively?
  •   Do they have significantly older friends?
  •   Have they been picked up from home or school by someone you don’t know?
  •   Are they associating with other children or young people who are already known to be vulnerable or involved in exploitation?
  •   Have they started playing truant from school or regularly going missing from home?
  •   Have they suffered from a sexually-transmitted infection?
  •   Are they self-harming?
  •   Has their appearance changed?


What makes a child or young person more at risk?

  •   If they come from a chaotic or dysfunctional household
  •   A lack of friends in the same age group
  •   Confused about their sexuality
  •   History of domestic abuse or neglect
  •   Learning disabilities
  •   Have come into contact with other exploited youngsters, e.g. at school
  •   Have suffered a recent bereavement or loss
  •   Are homeless or living in residential care, a hostel or bed and breakfast
  •   Have low self-esteem or confidence
  •   Young carer
  •   Live in a gang neighbourhood


Young people

There are a number of organisations who can provide you with help, support, and information, if you are worried about that you, or someone you know, is being sexually exploited. Make sure you know the signs of CSE, and if you’ve got a concern, talk to someone you trust.


ChildLine offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help.  You can call them 24/7 on 0800 111 111. You can also email them or talk to them online.



The charity Barnardo’s has created a cartoon called ‘Secrets, sex, and lies’ which explores the issue of CSE.



Whatever your age group, there is information on this site that can help you learn more about how to stay safe.


National Working Group

The NWG is a charity dedicated to help stopping CSE, raising awareness, and providing information and support.

You can call or text them for free on 116 000 or email them 

Teen Speak

Do you know your ALAP from your ASL?  If not you may find this link helpful. In response to huge national interest the following article has been updated to include some slang words and acronyms that have proved popular recently.

The NCA's CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. We protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.  The website is full of useful information regarding safeguarding, child exploitation and staying safe online.

Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board

This site primarily provides safeguarding information for professionals and volunteers in Kirklees. The site also provides information for members of the public, parents and carers, and children and young people, on some of the key issues that can affect the wellbeing and safety of children. Links to external websites are provided where further specialist information and advice on particular issues can be obtained.


The NSPCC provides a wealth of information on safeguarding for parents, carers and children from preventing abuse, recognising the signs, reporting abuse, advice and guidance plus lots of useful factsheets and information.


Report it online

If you have concerns about a child's safety and wellbeing, including a child in your family, you can report it to us online. One of our advisors will read it within 24 hours and decide what action needs to be taken.

Report your concern online


If you think a child is in immediate danger

Don't delay – call the police on 999,
or call us on 0808 800 5000, straight away.

School Policies and Procedures

Please click on the links below to access our school policies.  Alternatively, you can contact the Office on 01484 506484 if you would like a paper copy.

Admissions Policy | 19/09/2017
Admissions Policy | 08/10/2016
Anti-Bullying Policy | 14/03/2016
Behaviour Policy | 30/01/2017
CEIAG Policy | 06/11/2017
Charging & Remissions Policy | 08/10/2016
Complaints Procedure | 01/10/2017
Controlled Assessment Policy | 14/03/2016
Cover Supervision Policy | 14/03/2016
Curriculum Policy | 14/03/2016
Data Protection Policy (Jan 2015) | 08/10/2016
Equality Accessibility Development Plan 2015-18 | 08/10/2016
Equality Policy | 08/10/2016
Esafety Policy | 14/03/2016
External Assessment Entry Policy | 14/03/2016
Health & Safety Policy | 14/03/2016
Home Based Learning Policy | 14/03/2016
Learning & Teaching Policy | 14/03/2016
Learning Support Parental Liaison Policy | 14/03/2016
Learning Support Parental Liaison Policy | 08/10/2016
Looked After Children Policy | 14/03/2016
Managing the Competency of Teachers Policy | 08/10/2016
Relationships and Sex Education Policy | 06/02/2018
Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy | 14/03/2016
SEN Policy | 01/12/2017
Sex and Relationships Education | 30/01/2017
Staff Discipline Policy | 08/10/2015
Staff Grievance Procedure | 08/10/2016
Supporting Students with Medical Conditions | 08/10/2016
Teacher Appraisal Policy | 08/10/2016
Teacher's Pay Policy | 08/10/2016