Student Wellbeing & Safeguarding
Student wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic
We are aware that students and their families may find this an unsettling time. The rapidly developing situation, significant media coverage and huge disruption to normal routines may cause some people to feel particularly anxious. We are also aware that school can play a valuable role in supporting students when they are finding things difficult.
Parents, carers and students may find some of the following guides and resources useful:
- COVID19 Wellbeing Advice For Parents and Carers
- Domestic Abuse where to get help during the covid 19 pandemic
- HCC Wellbeing Guide Adults
- Mental Health Nurses via NHS111
- Secure online gaming
- Supporting mental health and wellbeing covid 19 and general
You may find the following websites particularly useful:
- CAMHS The CAMHS website has some really wonderful resources, information, videos, podcasts, apps, etc. that you may find helpful. There's also a young person's area which your child might like to explore.
- Young Minds For young people and parents - advice, support, info, helpline
- The Mix The Mix has similar resources to Young Minds but also has monitored chat rooms (which can be helpful to those who struggle to talk openly about their problems)
Counselling and support groups
For information about local organisations that may be able to support, click here.
Safeguarding and Child Protection
The safety and wellbeing of all of our students is of paramount importance to us. If you have concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child who is part of our school community, please contact the school and ask to speak to the designated safeguarding lead. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. If the situation involves a child being at immediate risk, please contact the police on 999.
We have implemented a temporary addendum to our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies which will apply for the duration of the school closure. This can be viewed here: Covid 19 Addendum for CP and Safeguarding
Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?
There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. As well as our Online Safety page, you may also be interested in the following sites:
- Thinkyouknow(advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)
- Internet matters(support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Parent info(support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- LGfL(support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)
- Net-aware(support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)
- SEROCU (information and advice from the Police about cyber-crime)