St Philip Howard Catholic School is devoted to providing the best education, grounded in strong Catholic values, where every child is 'known and loved'

Safeguarding at SPH

Please call 999 for the Police if you think a child is in Immediate Danger. If you are worried about a child speak to the Integrated Front Door (IFD) on 01403 229900 or via email

Mr Nick Patterson is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for SPH

Telephone: 01243 552055

St Philip Howard Catholic School strives to ensure that all students are supported to feel safe, secure and happy. We train and empower all staff to recognise and respond effectively to protect a child who may be at risk of significant harm. All staff members in our school maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ and feel able to raise concerns either about a child at risk or a member of staff whose behaviour may present a risk to a child. Our Pastoral teams work with a number of external agencies to ensure specialist support services are available to young people and their parents / carers.

“It is not enough to love the children, it is necessary that they are aware they are loved” - St John Bosco

Getting support and guidance from those individuals specifically trained in an area of support is always the best option.

Our Go2 page provides a ‘one stop shop’ for your external safeguarding needs. Please do also regularly discuss Go2 support with your child, as every student at SPH should have at least two members of staff they feel they could ‘Go2’ when in need of support, advice or guidance.

If you are concerned about a friend, child, colleague or family member you will hopefully find something to support them
on our Go2 page.

Raising Safeguarding Concerns

If you would like to confidentially contact somebody at SPH, please contact us on 01243 552055 during school hours or email any of the safeguarding contacts below.

Safeguarding team contacts:

DSL- Mr N Patterson

Deputy DSL- Mr A Collyer

Deputy DSL- Mr T Hulse

Deputy DSL- Miss S James

Deputy DSL- Miss K Davess-Humphrey

Deputy DSL- Mrs I Thomas

Deputy DSL- Mrs V Bennett

Deputy DSL- Mrs J Leonard

We act in accordance with DfE guidelines, outlined in the ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ document.