Our original policy was passed by the NSPCC as being good, with some elements of outstanding practice. We worked on their suggestions and have produced this final version dated which has encompassed all aspects of the 'best' and 'outstanding' practices they suggested. This policy has been shared through detailed INSET with staff to ensure they understand and implement it - paper does not protect children, actions do. This policy was ratified by the External Monitoring and Advisory Board.
We are excited to announce that we have brokered the NSPCC to carry out a full safeguarding audit and inspection on Wednesday 27th November. This will be one full day on site followed by a day of paperwork scrutiny and the writing of our report. We look forward to sharing this with parents.
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.
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
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.