At Sir Jonathan North Girls' College we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students so they are safe and supported to reach their potential.

We recognise that all staff and governors have a full and active part to play in protecting our students from harm, and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern.

The Local Governing Body takes seriously its responsibility under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements are in place within the College to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm.

All staff believe that the College should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.

Designated Safeguarding Leads

To contact any of the Designated Safeguarding Leads please call the College on 0116 270 8116

Designated Safeguarding Lead


Claire Greaves

Vice Principal

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads


Ruth Jones

Student Support Manager

Stephen Reynard

Vice Principal

Liz Young

Assistant Principal

Rose Angus


Nic Coton

Assistant Principal: SENCo & LAC Designated Teacher 

Carl Hartley

Assistant Principal 

Year 7 Team


Mrs Lambat

Assistant Pastoral Leader

Year 8 Team  

Miss Wiltshire 

Pastoral Leader 

Mrs Dunn

Assistant Pastoral Leader 

Year 9 Team


Simon Pope

Pastoral Leader 

Rasila Sidpara

Assistant Pastoral Leader 

Year 10 Team


Natasha Ladha

Pastoral Leader 

Marie Hatwell

Assistant Pastoral Leader

Year 11 Team


Becky Carrington

Pastoral Leader 

Nina Wilson

Assistant Pastoral Leader

The Leicester City Safeguarding Officers

Julie Chapaneri and Mohammed Patel 

Safeguarding Development Officers:

0116 454 2440

Jude Atkinson 

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO):

0116 4542419 

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Should you require any advice or support with safeguarding, please refer to the following contacts:

Leicestershire County CouncilFirst Response If you have significant concerns about a child’s safety 0116 305 0005
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Leicester City Council 0116 454 1004
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18 or Under?

Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help.

0800 1111
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Contact the NSPCC helpline

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support.

[email protected]
0808 800 5000
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The Samaritans Confidential emotional support 116123
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Kooth A provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults Click for website
FRANK Confidential drugs information and advice 0300 123 6600
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CAMHS Family Therapy Team  A new service that has been set up for families across Leicester and Leicestershire.  Families can ring and self refer for support. 0116 2952909
Child Safety Online A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media. Click for website

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger

The YoungMinds Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258.

We know that finding the right support is important, especially if you need someone to talk to right now. We aim to connect every texter to a trained volunteer promptly to provide crisis help. They will listen to you and help you think more clearly, enabling you to know that you can take the next step to feeling better.

It is free and confidential to text our service from the following major networks:
EE, O2, Three and Vodafone.

These include - BT Mobile, Tesco Mobile, Virgin Mobile, iD Mobile, Sky, Telecom Plus, Lebara and GiffGaff. Some Android phones issue a warning that you will be charged for texting us, provided you are on one of these networks this warning is incorrect and you will not be charged. If you text us from a network that is not on this list there is a possibility that you may be charged for the messages and that they may appear on your bill, this is because some networks do not provide the capability to message short codes.

For more information:

  • CHILDLINE 0800 1111 - A free and confidential helpline for children and young people in the UK. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
  • NSPCC 0808 500 5000 - Advice, guidance, help and support or to take action on your behalf if you have concerns about a child who is either being abused or at risk of abuse. 
  • SAMARITANS 116123 - 24 hour phone line or find further information on their website:
  • TALK TO FRANK  Confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day. Telephone 0300 1236600
  • MIND 0300 123 3393 - Confidential help on a range of mental health issues. find further information on their website:
  • HEALTH FOR TEENS - A different way for young people aged 11-16 to learn about their health. 
  • EDUCATE AGAINST HATE - A useful Website that gives practical advice and information on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation. 
  • BARNADOS - Useful information for parents, carers and young people. 
  • FAMILY LIVES (BULLYING UK) - Useful information regarding bullying including cyberbullying.
  • YOUNG MINDS is the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional well being and mental health of children and young people and empowering their parents and carers. You can find a confidential parents helpline, information about their campaigns, their publications and help and guidance for children and young people. They also advise professionals including teachers, school nurses, social workers and counsellors. 
  • LEICESTERSHIRE POLICE WEBSITE for children and parents
  • PACE
  • CEOP
  • Anxiety UK is a user-led organisation that supports anyone with anxiety, phobias, panic attacks or other anxiety-related disorders. 03444 775 774 or text 07537 416 905
  • Beat act as a champion, guide and friend to anyone affected by eating disorders, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered. 0808 801 0711
  • MindEd for Families give safe and reliable advice to parents and carers about young people’s mental health.
  • The Mix is the UK's free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25 who need help, but don't know where to turn. 0808 808 4994
  • Moodscope exist in order to help people to positively manage their moods.
  • The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA) provide a free helpline and support service to help address the needs of children growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from alcoholism or a similar addictive problem. 0800 358 3456
  • National Self Harm Network is a forum that provides support for individuals who self harm, and for families and carers that may be affected by self harm.
  • Papyrus gives non-judgemental support, advice and information for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress. 08000 68 41 41
  • Young Minds provides information, advice and training for young people, parents, carers and professionals.

What to do if you have a safeguarding concern within College hours   

At Sir Jonathan North College there are a team of trained Designated Safeguarding Leaders (DSLs).

All of the above Safeguarding Leads can be contacted by dialling 0116 270 8116, or alternatively by emailing: [email protected] 

If the child resides in the county please contact Leicestershire Safeguarding Children’s Board on 0116 305 0005.  This line is open 24/7. 

What to do if you have a safeguarding concern out of College hours 

If you are concerned about the safety and welfare of a child in Leicester, you can contact the Leicester City Council (LCC) by calling 0116 454 1004 (24 hour service) or the police on 0116 222 2222 or 101 or 999.

For more information, please follow the link provided:

If a child is living with, and being cared for by someone who is not a relative, the arrangement is called private fostering. 

if you would like more information about this please see the leaflet below or follow the link provided: 

All Leicester City and Leicestershire County schools are part of Operation Encompass which is a safeguarding initiative aimed at improving outcomes for children and families affected by domestic violence and abuse.

Operation Encompass is a protocol whereby schools are formally notified of any reported incident of domestic violence at an address at which children are present or normally resident. It is run in partnership with Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and with Leicestershire Police.

All public agencies currently share information where there are safeguarding concerns or risk of harm to children and the Police now share information about all incidents of domestic abuse through Operation Encompass.

To further support the welfare of children, when any domestic abuse incident has been reported to the Police during the school term and one of our pupils was in the household, the information is shared with the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

This system has been introduced because domestic abuse in a household can have a huge impact on children, even if they do not see what is happening.

This information will be used to ensure the school is able to provide appropriate support to pupils. The information will remain confidential and will only be shared on a strictly need-to-know basis. For example, with the class teacher. It will not be shared with children.

If you would like to speak to someone in confidence about domestic abuse, call the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0800 802 0028.

Welcome to Sir Jonathan North GIRLS' College

Sir Jonathan North Girls' College is committed to the safeguarding of all visitors, staff and students.

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Jacky Mason

Health and Safety Manager and Duty Fire Officer: Austin Pantlin

Safeguarding Concerns

About a child:

Report to the Designated Safeguarding Lead (see above)

About a member of staff:

Report to the Principal Rose Angus

About the Principal:

Report to the Chair of Governors James McKenna


When you hear the fire alarms, please leave the building by the nearest exit.

The visitor’s assembly point is at the back of the College near the Sports Hall.

First Aid

Contact main reception to call a First Aider if required.


If you notice a safety issue whilst on site, please notify Main Reception or a Premises Officer.

Follow specialist safety guidance in the area that you are visiting (e.g. COSHH).

All contractors should sign in at reception on both the digital system and in the contractors signing in book.

The College is not responsible for loss or damage to visitor’s personal property or vehicles

This is a no smoking site.

Sir Jonathan North Girls' College Protocol for Visitors

All visitors must sign in and out at reception and show any authorised ID to the receptionist. Visitors must wear the photo ID badge given to them at all times and familiarise themselves with the contents of this information regarding Safeguarding.

When appointments are made, we will always try our best to ensure that we are on time. If visitors are late for their appointment, then we may have to cancel that appointment.

We will always be polite and respectful in meetings with visitors. It is important that our students do not hear bad language or rudeness from adults. If adults who are visiting the College cannot conduct themselves appropriately in meetings, then the meeting will be stopped and visitors will be asked to leave.

We have high standards of dress for our students and, for example, do not allow them to wear coats or scarves during lesson time. We would like visitors to adhere to reasonable standards of dress when in College too.

Everything we do at Sir Jonathan North is intended to ensure we work together in the best interest of the College and its students.

Our policies and procedures are available on our website: or on request via the main office.


Useful Contacts

101 The police non emergency number  

101 is to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response for example if property has been damaged or you suspect illegal activity


Call free on 08001111 or get in touch online via the website.

CAMHS Family Therapy Team 

A new service that has been set up for families across Leicester and Leicestershire.  Families can ring and self refer for support. 0116 2952909

Female Genial Mutilation 

If you are concerned or worried about yourself or your friends you can ring this number: 0116 454 1004.

Alternatively the NSPCC run a FGM helpline. It is free, anonymous and available 24/7: 0800 0283550 or email [email protected]

Forced marriage 

If you have concerns that you or someone you know may be forced into a marriage against your wishes or before you are legally old enough please contact 02070080151.


Channel is a voluntary multi-agency programme to support individuals who may be vulnerable to being drawn in to extremist behaviour.  It is part of the Prevent strategy. Please call Channel on 0116 2486727 and Prevent on 0116 2733459.

Useful Websites


Child Sexual Exploitation

Counter Terrorism


CAMHS helpline



Listening services

young minds

Useful Documents
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) Multiagency Referral Form (MARF)​
LSCB Thresholds for Access to Services for Children and Families
Guidance for Safer Working Practice 2022