If you believe that a child or young person is at IMMEDIATE risk, you should treat this as an emergency and call the academy, or call 999 to report your concerns to the Police.
strood academy's safeguarding team
Contact the Strood Academy Safeguarding Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ms Julie Lindsay, Vice Principal
Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Ms Leanne Barlow, Assistant Principal
College Safeguarding Officers
Mrs Hurley Sherwood
Ms Katie Brice
Other Safeguarding Personnel
Family Liaison Officer
Mrs Debbie Phillips
Designated Child in Care Teacher
Ms Leanne Barlow, Assistant Principal
Person Responsible for Children with Medical Conditions
Mr Matthew Piggott, Vice Principal
Named Safeguarding Governor
Mr C Guerin-Hassett
Most children enjoy generally happy childhood experiences within their own family. Unfortunately for some this is not the case. During difficult family times, everyone who knows the child must do the best they can to protect them from future harm.
You may be concerned about a child or young person. You may or may not know them, or even their name. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Abuse can take many different forms, such as neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse and even emotional abuse.
Don’t assume that someone else will take responsibility and make that phone call. You could help to save a child’s life. If you are worried, report it.
Please contact Specialist Children’s Services or the Police immediately.
Telephone: 0808 800 5000
Telephone: 0800 1111
Leigh Academies Trust and each academy within it works to establish and maintain an environment in which all young people feel safe, secure, valued and respected in both the real and virtual world. Young people are encouraged to talk and are listened to if they are worried, and their concerns are taken seriously and acted upon appropriately. All academies strive to develop effective and supportive links with other agencies to further promote the well being of each student.
Safety in the online world is an ever evolving proposition, so for parents and teachers it can prove to be a challenge to stay on top of technological developments, and to know how best to raise children in a safe and flourishing environment.
Please see the following link to the NOS website, featuring training and guidance to parents and students regarding online safety.
YoungMinds Crisis Messenger
Provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors. Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.
If you need urgent help text YM to 85258
If you’re under 19 you can confidentially call, email, or chat online about any problem big or small. Sign up for a childline account on the website to be able to message a counsellor anytime without using your email address.
YoungMinds A-Z Mental Health Guide for Parents
An A-Z guide on how to help your child with their feelings and mental health.
CAMHS Mobile Apps
A collection of useful applications for mental health and wellbeing.
NHS: Help is at Hand
A guide to help support you if someone you know has died by suicide.
Information about what self-harm is and how to overcome it.
Medway School Nurses
A self-referral form for young people who are feeling some level of anxiety or worry.
Supporting you to deliver education and raise awareness of online child abuse and exploitation.
Alumina Self-Harm Support Network
Sign up to a free support network that supports young people with negative thoughts or anxiety concerns.
Mental Health UK Conversation Guide
A guide to help support you in talking to someone about mental health.
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