Safeguarding Information


What is Safeguarding?

Safeguarding can be defined by promoting the health, safety and welfare of all pupils
We invite all parents/carers and pupils to regularly check the Safeguarding tab on our website so they are aware of the different avenues of support available in helping to keep children safe.

Key Staff

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr Bazen
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads - Mrs Ridley, Mrs Snell, Mr Bartel & Miss Brignall

safeguarding POLICY

Our school policy for safeguarding and child protection:

Contacts

These email addresses are monitored during term time and can be used to quickly notify the school of safeguarding and bullying concerns:

All pupils have been informed that they should speak with their ‘go to’ person (i.e. their Form tutor) or a member of staff they trust if they have any concerns about the safety of themselves or a fellow pupil.

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Useful links & resources for pupils and parents

Wellbeing & Mental Health

Better Health - Every Mind Matters campaign
This campaign shows us the little things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing and how we can make a big difference; helping us to lead happier, healthier lives and cope with life’s challenges.

At the heart of the campaign is the free, NHS endorsed Mind Plan quiz. By answering five simple questions, you'll get a personalised mental health action plan with simple, practical tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety, boost your mood, and sleep better.

Mental Health At Home - short films to help children and young people manage their mental health by NHS BSW CCG
A series of powerful and engaging short films to help children and young people manage their mental health at home. They feature mental health practitioners Milly and Olivia sharing tips and strategies for families to have constructive conversations about difficult feelings.

On Your Mind - EWMH Directory
A link to supporting mental health - especially useful for parents will be the TRIPLE P link

Your Mental Health & Wellbeing - 10 Top Tips for Parents

Bullying & Hate

Stop Hate UK
Stop Hate UK is one of the leading national organisations working to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individual’s identity. Stop Hate UK provides independent, confidential and accessible reporting and support for victims, witnesses and third parties.

Show Racism the Red Card
Show Racism the Red Card, the campaign that uses top footballers to educate against racism.

Anti-Bullying Alliance
The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) is a unique coalition of organisations and individuals, who work together to stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.

Bullying UK
Listening, supportive and non-judgemental.

Online Safety

NSPCC - Online Safety for Children
A helpful website with support around online safety for parents

Covid-19

COVID-19 support tool for parents
A brand new support for COVID-19 support tool for parents; the downloadable resources are supported by videos and advice and guidance that can be accessed via the support tools tab in the top right.

See, Hear, Respond Support Hub | Barnardo's
See, Hear, Respond is a service provided by Barnardo’s and a group of national and local community-based organisations in response to Covid-19.

County Lines

'County Lines' Advice for Parents and Carers
County lines involves the transportation of illegal drugs from one place to another, usually across different counties. While most young people will not become involved in county lines, it is important that you are able to recognise the signs and know how to protect your child.

Fearless.org - Working Against County Lines
Download educational resources on County Lines. This resource is excellent for educating young people on recognising the signs of this issue and how to report it.

DOMESTIC ABUSE

Operation Encompass
Their aim is to enable staff in every school to understand how to support children who are experiencing domestic abuse, and to ensure that every child receives timely support.

GENERAL SAFEGUARDING & OTHER RESOURCES

Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board
Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board is a statutory multi-agency board made up of representatives from the Local Authority, Police, Health Service, Probation Trust, Youth Offending Service, the Voluntary Sector and others.

NSPCC Learning
Find out how you can keep children safe from abuse and other dangers, both online and in the physical world. There are also resources specifically related to keeping children safe during Covid-19.

Family and Community Learning - Work Wiltshire
Courses are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Courses are no cost to you if you are 19+, have been a resident in UK/EU for 3+years, have less than 5 GCSEs grades A-C, in receipt of benefits, a service family or you may have other issues that joining a course could help you with.

Kooth
Free online support for young people.