The University of the Highlands and Islands and Academic Partners operate a system of named Safeguarding Leads, with one in each institution. An up-to-date list of Safeguarding Leads and local Safeguarding Leads and Deputies can be found below. The Safeguarding Leads and other key staff make up the Safeguarding Group. The Group meets twice a year normally, or more regularly when the Safeguarding Policy and/or Procedures require to be updated.

We use a single policy and set of procedures which is locally approved by relevant bodies and contains contextualised information specific to the University or Academic Partner. Please contact the relevant Safeguarding Lead for a copy of the local policy or procedures.

InstitutionSafeguarding LeadSafeguarding Deputies
Argyll College Liz Richardson

Elaine Munro

Highland Theological College Cathy Steed

Blair Gardner

Inverness College Lindsay Snodgrass

Heather Keyes, Claire Kilburn-Young

Lews Castle College Catherine Barron

Catherine Kelso

Moray College Heather Henderson


North Highland College Sophie Dunnett

 Jackie Manderson

Orkney College Lynn Tait / Derek Aiken


Perth College Deborah Lally


Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

Kathryn NicAoidh

 Eilidh NicPhàidein

SAMS Polly Crooks


Shetland UHI Caroline Hepburn

 Kevin Briggs

West Highland College Lesley Hawkins

Christine Blyth, Val Matheson

University of the Highlands and Islands Iain Morrison

Lyndsay Sutherland