Our original policy and ethos was created in collaboration with the NSPCC. We have been externally validated as 'excellent' by an independent safeguarding consultancy firm. Ofsted no longer has grades for safeguarding unfortuntately, with it just being a 'met' or 'not met' judgement, but we of course met all criteria.
For information regarding GDPR (Data Protection) in line with the new legislation, please read the statement below which is explained to all students and parents.
Please see the below polices for further information on how we keep students safe whilst in our care.
We operate an open-access policy - just ask if you'd like more information. We have over 100 policies; please ask at reception for a current list. We are also happy to share risk assessments with parents.
HOWEVER WE BELIEVE THAT IT ISN'T PAPER THAT KEEPS PEOPLE SAFE - IT'S A LIVED ETHOS, COMMON SENSE AND VIGILANCE!
All our staff complete the NSPCC safegaurding training prior to their employment being agreed and this is repeated every 2 years
Every half term we have a safeguarding supervision day
All staff have to gain a further specialist qualification in one of the relevant areas of safegaurding so each area has its own 'advocate'
Our key worker system ensure that families have a genuine link and support between home and school
SOURCES OF HELP
These services are not associated with us. We are not responsible for the quality of service they provide, we are recommending them based on the positive experiences of some young people known to us. By inclusion in this list nor are we suggesting that we are in any way affiliated with these servcies.
ANXIETY UK - Support, online counselling, magazine, advice
Text line: 07537416905
Info line: 03444775774
A magazine packed full of useful articles around not just ASD, but the mental health aspects associated with it - fascinating reading and lots of signalling to specialist support.
Website provides support for young people, professionals and parents. Young people who feel they are having a mental health crisis can get instant emergency support by texting YM to 85258
OCD UK - advice, online counselling, support and magazine. Dedicated youth services.
PAPYRUS - suicide prevention young people's hotline 0800 068 41 41
An eating disorder support service - smaller than some of the bigger associations, but specifically aimed at young people.