Safeguarding is EVERYBODY's responsibility.
- Protecting children from abuse and maltreatment.
- Preventing harm to children's health or development.
- Ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care.
- Taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.
Child protection is part of the safeguarding process. It focuses on protecting individual children identified as suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. This includes child protection procedures which detail how to respond to concerns about a child.
Advice for the parents and carers of teenagers (Anna Freud Centre)
The teenage years are both exciting and challenging to parent and carers. It can be hard to know whether a teenager's feelings and behaviour are normal or becoming a problem.
Anna Freud Centre's child mental health experts have written a leaflet to
provide simple advice and guidance to parents and carers about how to make
conversations about their child's feelings part of everyday life.
Download "Talking Mental Health with young people at secondary school: some advice for parents and carers" booklet.
As part of our ongoing commitment to keeping young people safe, we would like to share a useful website for parents - stop, speak, support
If you have any concerns that you would like to report to the school, please ask to speak to:
Mrs N Devine - Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs K Harrowing - Child Protection Officer
Mrs K Coxon - Student Welfare Officer
A useful guide for ensuring students are safe online (especially when using their phones)
Out of Hours Contact - Advice for Parents/Guardians
Most of us look forward to the school holidays with great excitement but for some young people it can be a time of anxiety especially for those who rely on regular face-to-face contacts with their friends or who enjoy the security and structure provided by the school day.
If you are concerned about any young person in respect of their emotional wellbeing or you feel that they are vulnerable to harm or abuse and you are uncertain whether they are receiving support you may wish to contact one of the agencies listed. Many of the agencies have established links and will ensure that your concern or query is directed to the appropriate agency.
- Call Derbyshire (Derbyshire County Council Social Services) 01629 533190
- Child Line 0800 1111· NHS Direct 111
- Online issues or exploitation contact Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency (CEOP) https://www.ceop.police.uk/Ceop-Report/
- Suspicion that a young person is at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation- contact Safe and Sound 01332 362120
- Advice, support and options if you, or someone you love, goes missing or runs away- 24 Hour Anonymous Helpline Text or Call 116 000
- Radicalisation/Extremist behaviour see advice on: http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/Safety-advice/Terrorism/Prevent-Team/Prevent-Team.aspx Or contact: Police 101 (999 in an emergency) Or Crimestoppers UK 0800 555 111
The relaxed atmosphere of holidays can also lead to young people lowering their guard. Please continue to talk to the young people in your care about online and social media safety and encourage them to share any concerns that they have about any contacts they receive. CEOP have an excellent website called "Think u know” which can be accessed on https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/