Keeping Children Safe

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students is everyone’s responsibility. As school staff we hold a unique position of trust with our students which means we may be the first people they inform or we may get a feeling that something is not quite right. 

Staff have training in safeguarding, there are rigorous systems in place and students are strongly encouraged to talk to trained safeguarding staff about any issues they may be having.

Safeguarding Appendix: Covid-19 arrangements from 1st June 2020

If students wish to talk about an issue or report anything, the Safeguarding Hub is in the quad, in between the gym and classroom M2.

Contact numbers for students and parents

These are the numbers to use during school closures:

CRISIS - 0337261800Child Line - 0800 1111 Child LineChildren’s SocietyFood BankKOOTHMINDSamaritansSocial Care Hub - (Choose option 2)National Health Advice LineNHS WebsiteNSPCCPolice - EMERGENCYPolice - Non EmergencyYoung Minds


Resources for parents and SEND learners

National Autistic Society – guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff

Mencap - Easy Read guide to CoronavirusPlace2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeingYoung Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeingCarers UK - Guidance for carers
Essex Child and Family Well-being Service (ECFWS) Resource Hub