Supporting students


Safeguarding and Wellbeing VISION

To support the College in ensuring that all students have the skills and knowledge to be school ready, work ready and life ready. To ensure that students are effectively safeguarded from the potential risk of harm and that the safety and well-being of the children is of the highest priority in all aspects of the school’s work. We believe that every student, regardless of age, has at all times and in all situations, a right to feel safe and protected from any situation or practice which results in a student being physically or psychologically damaged. We have a duty to ensure that every student has a voice and that their perspective, opinions and feelings are listened to.

 Safeguarding and Wellbeing processes are integrated across the college to ensure that additional needs are met but also identified in a timely manner and targeted with appropriate interventions with shared goals between teaching staff, students and parents. We aim for students to leave us as happy and successful individuals who understand their needs and have the ability to self-advocate when required. 


Mrs C Huddart

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs A Saeed

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs K Booth

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs A Wake

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Safeguarding leads

Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Huddart
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Saeed
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Wake
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Booth

College Safeguarding Staff

In college we have other staff members who have undertaken the designated Safeguarding Lead training.

Vice Principal
Miss Collins
Head of School Year 7
Mrs Malson
Head of School Year 7
Mr Irving
Head of School Year 8
Miss Sheldon
Head of School Year 9
Mr Middleton
Head of School Year 10
Mrs Winterburn
Head of School Year 11
Mr Plant

College Wellbeing Staff

Associate Assistant Principal – Safeguarding and Wellbeing
Mrs Ola-Craig
Deputy Designated Safeguarding / Wellbeing Lead
Mrs Wake
Deputy Designated Safeguarding / Wellbeing Lead
Mrs Booth
Student wellbeing – Year 7
Miss Palmowski
Student wellbeing – Year 8
Miss Gibson
Student wellbeing – Year 9
Mrs Wilson
Student wellbeing – Year 10
Mrs Derbyshire
Student wellbeing – Year 11
Miss White
Student wellbeing
Mrs Fielding
Student wellbeing
Mr West


Horizon Community College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students. Horizon has a committed team of staff who are trained as Designated Safeguarding leads or ‘DSL’. Along with Deputy DSL’s and Student wellbeing staff

Parents and Carers can feel confident that robust procedures are in place to ensure that all staff are suitable to work with students here at Horizon.

It is important to us that parents, carers and students perceive Horizon Community College as a safe space and encourage children to talk freely about any concerns or worries which may affect educational progress.

Students will be taken seriously if they seek help from a member of staff. Students may be referred for additional bespoke support from external agencies and will always endeavour to work in partnership with parents to inform them of additional support required or accessed for their child. However, staff cannot guarantee to consult parents first, or to keep student’s concerns confidential, if a referral must be made to agencies in order to safeguard the student’s welfare.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 is statutory guidance that schools and colleges in England must have regard to when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Code of Practice, DFES (2015)

If you have any Wellbeing concerns regarding your child please visit our Wellbeing section of the website by Clicking here.

Frequently asked questions

Useful Contacts

The contacts below can help you stay safe and inform you what to do if you are worried about yourself, or someone else.

Important Documents


Drug, Alcohol and illicit substances

Safeguarding and Child protection

Social Media And Security Information