Safeguarding / Wellbeing
The safety and well-being of our students is paramount. A copy of the school’s Safeguarding policy can be found on the Policies section of this website.
The Designated Safeguard Lead (DSL) is Mr Mussett, and Mr Morgan and Miss Rogers are the Deputies (DDSL).
Should you have a concern about any of our students outside of school hours, please call 0345 603 7627 or contact the Police.
Parents who are worried about the well-being or their own child can also contact EWMHS (Emotional Well-being Mental Health Service) on 0300 300 1600.
A list of other agencies for students and parents/carers is listed below.
- Child Line – Advises and protects children 24 hours a day and offers free confidential counselling: 0800 1111 – www.childline.org.uk
- Children’s Society – 0300 303 7000 – www.childrenssociety.org.uk Email: email@example.com
- Foodbank – www.trusselltrust.org.uk
- Give Us a Shout – text support if you are experiencing a crisis: https://www.giveusashout.org/about-shout/
- KOOTH – free, safe and anonymous support online for young people: www.kooth.com
- MIND – www.mind.org.uk
- National Health Advice Line – 111
- NHS website – www.england.nhs.uk
- NSPCC – www.nspcc.org.uk
- Police – EMERGENCY – 999 / Police – Non emergency – 101
- Samaritans – 24 hour confidential listening and support for anyone who needs it (adults included): Phone 116123 (24 hours) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Social Care Hub – 0345 603 7627
- Supportline – 01708 765200 www.supportline.org.uk Email: email@example.com
- Young Minds – provides free 24/7 crisis support: www.youngminds.org.uk For urgent help text YM to 85258
- Public Health England Coronavirus resources: https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/101-coronavirus-/resources
- Advice for children, families and staff: https://www.annafreud.org/coronavirus/
- Mental health foundation, How to look after yourself after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak: https://mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus
- Mind, coronavirus and your wellbeing: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/
- 6 ways parents can support their kids through coronavirus (Unicef): https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/6-ways-parents-can-support-their-kids-through-coronavirus-covid-19
- Young minds advice to young people and parent on mental health and impact of coronavirus: https://youngminds.org.uk/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/youngminds-publishes-advice-for-young-people-and-parents-on-mental-health-impact-of-coronavirus/
- Young minds, what to do if you are anxious about coronavirus: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/
- Carers UK – guidance for carers: www.carersuk.org
- Family support helpline by Families in Action: https://www.family-action.org.uk
- Mencap – easy read guide to Coronavirus: www.mencap.org.uk
- NSPCC – https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/childrens-mental-health/depression-anxiety-mental-health/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Talking%20to%20a%20child%20worried%20about%20coronavirus%20%28COVID-19%29&utm_campaign=CASPAR-2019-03-30
- Place2Be – guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing: www.place2be.org.uk
Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call childline on 0800 1111
The NSPCC is the UK’s leading children’s charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover.
The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.
UK Safer Internet Centre, where you can find online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
Supporting people with LGBT concerns
Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity.
Helping local people face incurable illness and bereavement, supporting them and their families, friends and carers.
MindEd is suitable for all adults working with, or caring for, infants, children or teenagers.
Supporting families of children with additional needs
Supporting parents with advice and resources
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
Providing support and advice for young people
Essex Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service
Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.