"The work the school does to keep its students safe is exemplary. Safeguarding is very much at the heart of this school and the leadership of this area is very impressive. The school’s approach to safeguarding is summed up by one senior leader, who says that their aim is to make sure that there is an ‘arena of safety’ for all students." Ofsted, September 2016
Below are some helpful resources and information for our students and parents.
Designated Safeguarding Leader: Mr Justin McAuley, Assistant Headteacher
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader: Ms Danielle Anderson, Assistant Headteacher
Safeguarding Governor: Miss Joanne Grimes, Deputy Headteacher and Staff Governor
As a member of the community/public, if you have any concerns regarding any of our students, please contact us via our safeguarding email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning us at school on 01744 678123.
Are you worried about bullying?
Bullying is any type of repeated behaviour that is intended to harm someone, either physically or emotionally
What you can do if you are worried about yourself, a friend or your child being bullied:
Tackling criminal exploitation
The Children's Society, along with many other organisations, are working to disrupt the activity of criminal gangs and keep young people safer. They work with the police to stop county lines activity and recognise the young people that have been exploited by criminal gangs as victims, not criminals.
The Children's Society has developed resources for parents and professionals if they are worried a young person is involved in county lines.
Criminal exploitation: A guide for parents
This parents' guide can be downloaded here: https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/sites/default/files/cce-advice-for-parents.pdf
Other useful information is also available on The Children's Society website
Designed by young people, for young people, BOSS is a Barnado's website, which is free, safe and confidential to support the wellbeing and mental health of young people aged 11-19 years and living in St Helens. Check out the BOSS - Barnados website on the resources section to the right of this page or click image above. Young people aged 11-19 can also access Live Chat and Online Counselling. There are Self-Help and Ask a Question facilities for children and young people, parents/carers and professionals.
Check out this new Government website educateagainsthate.com. This is a new website as announced by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan as part of a package of measures to protect children from extremism.
SelfieCop is a new app that can teach kids safer camera behaviour. SelfieCop allows parents to check photos and videos taken by their child's smartphone.
Quite a few children will receive mobile phones as Christmas presents this year. You will no doubt be aware of some of the Safeguarding risks associated with the use of mobile phones. This new app helps to safeguard children.
Download the SelfieCop app at https://www.selfiecop.com/ Further information is also available on the selfiecop.com website.
Online Safety: some useful downloads - click on the links below
Child Criminal Exploitation: Some useful downloads - click on the links below