Safeguarding & Mental Health

Child Protection Officers

Matt Jukes — Deputy Headteacher — Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr P Gamble — Headteacher

Kristin Bowman

Lisa Sidoli

Safeguarding

 

We believe in Excellent Behaviour, Safety and Care for each other

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all staff (including supply staff), volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

If you are concerned about a learner’s welfare or if your concerns relate to the actions or behaviour of a member of staff, please inform us straightaway by contacting one of our Child Protection Safeguarding Officers.

Child Protection Safeguarding Officers:

Mr M Jukes – Deputy Headteacher

Mr P Gamble – Headteacher

Below are useful links and school policies regarding

Keeping Children Safe in Education, Prevent Duty, Anti-Bullying, Female Genital Mutilation, Safer Recruitment, E-Safety –

Prevent Duty

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/439598/prevent-duty-departmental-advice-v6.pdf

Department for Education Website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education

Child Safeguarding & Internet Safety:

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

http://ceop.police.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/cyber_bullying/

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/482799/6_1587_HO_MT_Updates_to_the_FGM_The_Facts_WEB.pdf

Safer Recruitment


Mental Health and Wellbeing

 

Useful Website contacts

If you are at the risk of harm and want to speak to someone right now, the quickest route is to access Accident & Emergency (A&E).

YoungMinds – Official Site

https://youngminds.org.uk

Fighting for young people’s mental health We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges are.

Calm Harm

https://apps.beta.nhs.uk/calm-harm

Calm Harm is an app designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm. It’s private and password protected.

Kooth – Official Site

https://kooth.com

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being support service for children and young people

Samaritans – Official Site

www.samaritans.org

We offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.

Elefriends – Official Site

https://www.elefriends.org.uk

Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen

Headspace – Official Site

https://www.headspace.com

Live a happier, healthier life with just a few minutes of meditation a day on the Headspace app.

Beat | The UK’s Eating Disorder Charity

https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

Beat is the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS or any other difficulties with food, weight and shape.

https://nhsgo.uk/

NHS Go is a confidential health advice and information service for 16-25 year olds

 

The school follows the DFE Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance and the school’s Safer Recruitment Policy