(0191) 481 3710 [email protected]


Northern Leaders Trust takes safeguarding very seriously. Studio West ensures that safeguarding is a key priority in all aspect of school life and that it is a key part of our curriculum content. Safeguarding is the responsibility of each member of our team and is integral to every aspect of school life.


Please see below for our child protection and safeguarding policies.

Health and Safety Policy.pdf

Missing Student Policy.pdf

Online Safety Policy.pdf

Prevent Parents-Guardians Leaflet.pdf

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2023-24 .pdf

Reporting a concern when school is open

If you have any concerns about issues such as bullying, sexual harassment or a more general worry about the welfare of a child please let us know and we can help.

Students and parents can report a concern to safeguarding staff by emailing :

[email protected]

Parents can also call the school reception.

Students can talk to a trusted adult at school e.g. Year Leader, Form Tutor, lunchtime duty staff, or talk to a trusted adult at home e.g. parent or close relative.

Studio West’s Safeguarding Governor is David Smith.


Support when school is closed

If you need support on an evening, weekend or during a school holiday because you are concerned about the welfare of a child or need some help, here are some useful contact numbers:

Children’s social services:

  • Daytime – 0191 2772500
  • Out of hours – 0191 2787878
  • Crisis team – 0191 814 8899 or 08006522863 ( Freephone)

NSPCC helpline – 0800 136663

Childline – 0800 111

Anxiety support:

Kooth – www.kooth.com

Headspace – www.headspace.com

Stonewall – www.youngstonewall.org.uk ( LGBTQIA+)

Mind – www.mind.org.uk

Barnardos – www.barnardos.org.uk