Student Support - Parents & Carers
We are committed to working together to safeguard all students. The safeguarding of our students is our number one concern and central to everything that we do as a school.
This page is designed to ensure that students and parents/carers have the information and guidance to keep students as safe as possible and have access to the support they need.
HOW TO REACH OUT FOR SUPPORT
If you are concerned about the safety or wellbeing or your child, you can access support through specialist pastoral staff at school. Our aim is to ensure that all necessary support is available to our students and families.
Mr Walker is our Designated Safeguarding Lead and can be contacted via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Students can also submit concerns themselves through our online form which can be accessed via the link below. Please note, students will need to use their school Google account to submit a request.
WHERE CAN MY CHILD GET SUPPORT IN SCHOOL
KEEPING YOUR CHILD SAFE
Below are links to websites which provide parents/carers with useful information about where to go for advice and support
THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO MAY NEED IT FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS:
KEEPING YOUR CHILD SAFE ONLINE
Parents may be concerned regarding online apps or websites their children are using. Here are some useful links which contains parent information on a variety of apps that you may find useful:
A helpful guide for parents to the apps / websites your child may be using. This is regularly updated and includes details of a wide variety of platforms.
Providing, advice, guidance and resources to parents to help keep your child safe online.
A detailed website focussing on on-line safety and parental awareness.
Providing help and support for parents on all elements of ‘digital family life’
A website which offers online support to parents and families including a live chat function for parents to access support quickly.
BROADBAND PARENTAL CONTROLS AND INTERNET SAFETY FOR CHILDREN
Specific support with using parental controls with your broadband and online security set-up
MENTAL WELLBEING LINKS
- Calm Harm is an award-winning app designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can make it private by setting a password, and personalise the app if you wish. Progress can be tracked.
- distrACT app gives you easy, quick and discreet access to information and advice about self-harm and suicidal thoughts. Led by experienced practising GP and other leading experts. The content has been created by doctors and experts in self-harming and suicide prevention. (for 17+ only)
- Healios is a mental health app designed for 10 to 18 year olds. Using a variety of content and tools, it allows young people to learn about mental health and emotional wellbeing. and develop skills they use to build resilience and stay well.
- WorryTree app aims to help you take control of worry wherever you are. You cause the app to record whatever you feel worried about. It uses cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to help you notice and challenge your worries. It can also help you create an action plan for managing worry.