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Child Protection

If you have a concern about a child in school please contact us and ask to speak to:

Adrian Nash - Head Teacher (Snr Designated Person)

Stacey Yates - Assistant Head Teacher (Designated Person)

Joanne Hewitt - Deputy Head Teacher (Deputy Designated Person)

See also our child protection policy and safeguarding pages

NSPCC

Helping a generation of children stay safe

Our Speak out Stay safe programme gives a generation of children the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect. 

Pupils are taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a trusted adult or to Childline.

Helplines and reporting

  • Children can talk to a ChildLine counsellor 24 hours a day about anything that is worrying them by ringing 0800 11 11 or in an online chat at https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/1-2-1-counsellor-chat/
  • If parents or carers are concerned that their child is being contacted by adults as a result of having sharing sexual imagery they should report to NCA-CEOP at https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
  • ChildLine and the Internet Watch Foundation have partnered to help children get sexual or naked images removed from the internet. A young person can get their photo removed by talking to a ChildLine counsellor. More information is available at https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/sexting/
  • Where staff members feel unable to raise an issue with their employer, or feel they have a genuine concern that is not being addressed we acknowledge they may wish to consider whistleblowing channels. Likewise If parents and carers are concerned about their child, they can contact the NSPCC Helpline by ringing 0800 028 028 0295, or by emailing help@nspcc.org.uk

Advice and information for parents

Resources parents could highlight to their children

  • There is information on the ChildLine website for young people about sexting:

      Childline information for young people

  • The Safer Internet Centre has produced resources called ‘Childnet So you got naked online  which helps young people to handle incidents of sexting.
  • The NSPCC adults helpline: 0808 800 5002 The NSPCC has partnered with O2 to offer direct support to parents and other adults on issues relating to online safety.