Safeguarding – Parent/Carer Support

The following documents are designed to give additional guidance and support to parents on safeguarding issues:

 Anxiety – Advice and guidance

This booklet is a resource to give you some information about what anxiety is, How to spot the signs, Tips for parents and young people and where you can find more help. You may find this useful in the build up to exams.

CyberBullying

This document from Internetmatters.org provides support on Cyberbullying, including conversation starters, what you need to know, warning signs and tips on how to prevent and deal with CyberBullying.

Supporting children and young people with SEND online

An excellent online hub to help children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) have a safer and more positive time online find a range of expert guides providing advice on the main activities that children do online.

Parents’ Guide to Technology

A range of advice about smartphones, gaming devices, tablets and other internet-connected devices

Emotionally Healthy approach to GCSES

Positive health and wellbeing – including mental health – contribute to
a child’s ability to flourish, thrive and achieve

Gaming

This guide gives advice to parents/carers on how to support teens when gaming online.

This guide take a look at the two official ways by which you can assess if a particular film or game is suitable for your child.  It is also worth noting that both the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) and PEGI (Pan European Game Information) have search facilities on their websites that can be used to look up individual titles so that you can check their ratings.

Dangers of Digital Piracy

Helps parents/carers understand the risks if your child streams illegal content online

Online Grooming – What parents need to know

Grooming is when someone seeks to build an emotional connection with a child to gain their trust for sexual purposes. It happens both online and face to face. This guide provide you with more information.

Hub of Hope 

This website provides a database of support that enables you to search for nearby services, including a ‘talk now’ feature.

Teenage Depression

Depression isn’t exclusive to adults – it can affect anyone.  The persistent and long-lasting unhappiness characterising depression can have an enormous impact on how a young person thinks, behaves and feels.

Working Together to Safeguard Children 

A guide from the government to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.

Additional useful links to help and Support parents/carers.

This list of useful websites has been drawn up to help parents advise their children, on some of the issues often faced by young people. It is also a useful resource for students who are looking for information on any of these topics.

These are trusted and informative websites with advice that is also followed in school.

Parents can always speak to their child’s form tutor, LOLA or another member of the pastoral team for support on any of these issues.

YoungMinds – Stress and emotional wellbeing

Winston’s Wish – Support with Bereavement

Beyond Bullying – Advice from Leicestershire County Council

TalktoFrankHonest information about drugs

Thinkuknow – Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP.

If you are concerned about a member of staff or volunteer:

If your concern is about a member of staff or volunteer please report your concern to the Designated Safeguarding Lead immediately.  If your concern is about the Principal please report your concern to the Chair of Governors, Peter Crowe.