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Safeguarding & Online Safety

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: 

• protecting children from maltreatment 

• preventing impairment of children’s mental and physical health or development 

• ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care

• taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. (KCSIE 2022)

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility.

Term Time during normal school hours (8:30am - 3:30pm)

Please call the main school number (01843 831999) to contact one of the following members of our Safeguarding team, or email

Laura Day (Designated Safeguarding Lead) 

Jo Setterfield (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Ben Rowland (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)

All other times (weekends, school holidays and any day between 3:30 pm and 8:30 am)

Please contact Integrated Children’s Services on 03000 411111 (office hours) or 03000 419191 (out of office hours).

If you believe a child is in immediate danger, always contact 999 for assistance.


There are many resources available to help children and young people stay safe. Please see the options below for different organisations and links to their websites.


Child Protection Policy

Online Safety Policy

Safeguarding Code Of Practice 

Student Acceptable Use of IT policy 


CEOP - if you have any concerns about what you have seen online report it to CEOP:



Childline is there 24hrs a day to support you in any way they can whatever the problem. You can also visit their website for further information or signposting to other support websites



Helping make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people


Facebook and Twitter support

Support for Students and Adults on Facebook and Twitter.

For Me

Childline has launched an app that is the first to provide counselling to young people in need of help directly through their mobile devices. The app has been named 'For Me' to ensure that it can be discreetly installed. This means that if someone happens to see the young person's phone they can't tell it's a Childline service. This can be downloaded from your app store.

For Me


A place where young people aged 10-16 can learn how to look after their emotional and mental health and find ways to help them bounce back when life gets tough:


NSPCC Net Aware

A great app you can download which tells you all about the apps young people are using and what they do. It also gives you information on how safe they are.

Net Aware

Parent Zone

It's not easy being a parent in the digital age. Thinks change quickly and it can be hard to keep up. The APrent Zone website helps parents and carers keep up. 

Parent Zone

Report Harmful Content

Report Harmful Content Poster


Before you submit a report to us, it is essential that you have reported the material to the social media service directly using their online tools, at least 48 hours ago. The link below takes to directly to the 'Report Harmful Content' website, where you submit a report, and also find out how to report directly to different social media platforms.

Report Harmful Content

It is also important to remember that we can only submit reports on specific platforms, about the 8 harms detailed in the poster above. 


Report Remove

Report Remove is here to help young people under 18 in the UK to confidentially report sexual images and videos of themselves and remove them from the internet. 

Report Remove

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Think U Know

Think U Know - is an online general advice site to do with anything internet based. Advice is given by age range including support for parents.


We Are With You

  • Free training for parents on wellbeing and self harming behaviours

Here is the link to Mind and Body's free online training sessions for parents and

carers who are looking to explore strategies to support their young person's

wellbeing, particularly in relation to self harm. The sessions are open access and

therefore parents/carers don't have to have a young person currently open to Mind

and Body in order to access the session.

More information about Mind and Body can be accessed here.

UK Safer Internet Centre

Helping children and young people stay safe online.

UK Safer Internet Centre

Victim Support

For any that needs help or support after a crime has been committed. 

Victim Support