At Myton, we are wholly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we believe that keeping children safe is everyone’s business.

We recognise it is  our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students. 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 procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.

Safeguarding Contacts

If you need to raise a safeguarding concern with us, either about your own situation or someone else’s, please use which is monitored regularly during school hours.

In case of emergency, please call Warwickshire County Council on 01926 414144 or their Evening and Weekend Emergency Duty Team on 01926 886922.

In all events, you can call the Police on 999.

Other useful contacts

Helplines for students

Young Carers – 02476 217740

Samaritans Helpline 116 123 or email

Childline – 0800 1111

Bereavement support – or 0808 808 1677


Our Finance team are operating year-round and can be contacted using the email address

If your family is in need of financial support you can send a request to us on that email and we’ll get back to you. Other useful links:

Free school meals

Foodbank vouchers

Local welfare scheme

Hardship Fund

The purpose of safeguarding

To deter and prevent abuse of students by making safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of students, an integral part of the staffing processes in school. These are applied to everyone who works in the school setting, all of whom are likely to be perceived by children as a safe, trustworthy adult.
This includes people who:

  • are responsible for students
  • regularly come into contact with students
  • are regularly in school when students are present (volunteers, contractors etc.)

Safeguarding covers a number of areas and polices such as:

  • Wellbeing policy
  • Attendance policy
  • Child Protection
  • Confidentiality
  • E-safety
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Inclusion

Download our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy:
Child protection and safeguarding policy 2021-22

COVID-19 – Annexe to Myton School Child Protection Policy

Download our ICT Acceptable Use Policy: ICT Acceptable Use Policy 2019

Myton School’s Safeguarding Team

If you have a safeguarding concern regarding a student please contact Student Support on 01926 493805 ext 284 and ask to speak to someone on our Safeguarding Team.

Helpful Safeguarding Websites

Abused Empowered Survive Thrive
Child Line
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre 
The Broken Spirits Network
BEAT – Beating Eating Disorders
Drug information
Local drug information
Family Information Service
National Domestic Violence Helpline 
Rape Crisis
Reach online counselling and live chat drop-in service
The Mix
Support Line
Young Carers 

Legal information for parents

Under the Education Act 2002 (Section 175 for maintained schools/Section 157 for academies/free/independent schools), schools must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Parents/carers should know that the law (Children Act 1989) requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Staff will seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with the parent/carer and discuss the need to make a referral to Children’s Social Care if that is considered necessary. This will only be done where such discussion will not place the child at increased risk of significant harm or cause undue delay.

The school will seek advice from Children’s Social Care when they have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later found to be unfounded. Parents/carers will appreciate that the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead carries out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acts in the best interests of all children.

The Prevent strategy

What is the Prevent strategy and how does it apply to Myton School?

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