The school lead for Safeguarding is Mrs S duPlessis, Vice Principal. The Designated Teachers for Safeguarding and Child Protection are: Mr M Keenan, Director of Educational Standards,
Mrs D Balmer, Assistant Principal, Miss G Ashford, Learning Leader: Learning Support (SENDco) and Mrs M Yates, Assistant Principal.

The following websites could also be a source of help and support.

**Kooth provides an online counselling service for young people aged 11 19. It is a safe online place where you can:
get help, advice & support with anything that's causing you stress, hardship or embarrassment
find out about local services, events & news
write your blog or magazine articles  

NSPCC Cruelty to Children must stop. If you are worried about a child's safety, you can contact the NSPCC for advice. 

You can contact Childline on 0800 1111 or go online if you need to talk. This could include information about different types of abuse, neglect, family relationships, mental health and much more. 

**Kidscape is the first charity in the UK dedicated to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. Kidscape believes that protecting children from harm is key and work with children and young people under the age of 16, their parents/carers, and those who work with them. 

Thinkuknow the NCA's CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. They protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.

Channel is about partnerships and communities working together to support vulnerable people at an early stage and preventing them from being drawn into violent extremism.
To contact your local co-ordinator:
Telephone: 01606 362121


Operation Encompass the purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident.


**The service offered by these agencies include support for students who suffer from bullying prompted by homophobia or intolerance of the sexual orientation of others.