We want all members of our Noadswood family, including students, staff, parents/carers and our wider community, to feel safe whilst in school, in the community and in their day to day lives.
We are committed to working together in partnership to ensure the welfare and safety to all of students and we expect that all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.
Our students have a right to learn, live and grown in an environment they can enjoy, feel happy and feel safe. This includes their right to protection from all types of abuse and harm, a school environment in which staff are vigilant to any students in distress and are confident in the processes they need to undertake to alleviate and report such concerns.
We have a Safeguarding Policy and a Child Protection policy which can be found here (click link). All adults who work on or visit the site (including supply staff, volunteers and Trustees) must ensure that they are aware of these procedures and subscribe to our principles of keeping children safe.
We engage in regular safeguarding discussions with students and, through our tutor times, assemblies, Citizenship curriculum and school wide safeguarding culture, provide advice and other information to guide them on how to spot signs that a friend or family member is not safe and how to seek help for themselves or someone else.
Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a student’s welfare. Where possible, we will ensure that concerns about our students are discussed with his/her/their parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the student’s welfare.
If your child is ever concerned about their safety or well-being or about that of a friend, they should talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads or any other member of staff who will report to the concerns to the appropriate people. A child’s concerns could be for themselves or for a friend or family member. A child may feel that an issue could be too small to report but should always report anyway so the relevant experienced people can take on the responsibility and decision making for them.
Our safeguarding team consists of:
- Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Helen Loveday
- Senior Leadership Team: Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Miss K Marshall, Mr D Crowley, Mr D Rowling
- Deputy Safeguarding Leads: Mrs T Gates, Miss L Fitzgerald, Mrs J French
- ELSA: Mrs Harwood
- Counsellor: Mrs Maskall
Our Safeguarding Trustee – Mr G O’Flaherty
(Note – from September 2022, all of our Year Leaders, Assistant Year Leaders and pastoral support staff will be Deputy Safeguarding Leads)
Signposting and support
We know that seeking advice and help can be difficult for some students and their families.
We encourage our students to look to our school well-being page located on our Frog site.
Below, you will find the links to some useful services:
How can I contact them?
Hampshire CAMHS (Child Adolescent Mental Health Services)
You can contact them for advice on all things related to your mental health. If you are already working with CAMHS, you can also call them if you need some further support.
They also have an online service for those in crisis – just click through using the red button in the top right hand side of the home page.
Young people using the site are able to access a range of support services including one-to-one counselling sessions, discussing issues with your peers through online discussion boards, reading and contributing to self-help content and recording your feelings via journals and goal trackers. The online nature of Kooth means that you can access help in a way that is most suitable for you, at a time that is convenient for you, 365 days of the year
Hampshire Youth Access (Youth Counselling)
This website has some great resources for parents and young people ranging from grief, dealing with emotions and general advice on your health and well-being.
This a service specifically for young people affected by bereavement.
Yellow Door specialize in helping those affected by domestic or sexual abuse.
They have currently suspended all face to face appointments but are still offering support via their website or phone lines.
02380 636313 – you can call Monday to Friday between 12pm and 3pm.
Support and advice for young people and parents.
A website specifically for young people who experience sensory experiences that others don’t (voices or hallucinations)
Substance Misuse support – for young people and families affected by any type of substance misuse.
They also have a 24/7 emergency crisis line for young people: 0800 599 9591
Eastleigh Young Cares
Support for young people living with parents/siblings with physical or emotional ill health.
02380 902 465
Offer lots of advice and support for parents and young people on a wide range of topics including behavioural needs and LGBTQ support.
HOPE Line UK
A free and confidential support service for young people experiencing thoughts of suicide. Also offers support for parents and carers.
Open Monday – Friday 10am -5pm and 7pm – 10pm. Saturday and Sunday 2pm – 5pm.
They also have an App – HopeLine where you can set up free one on one live chat with a trained Hope Coach.
Offering a free and confidential phone service 24/7.
116 123 from any phone.
A support service particularly for parents and carers including support for mental health, relationships, bullying, health and lots more.
0808 800 2222
A support service focused on gender identity issues in young people including LGBTQ+ services.
0808 801 0400 – Phone lines available Monday to Friday from 9am – 9pm.
Support for young LGBTQ+ children in Southampton and surrounding areas.
02380 224 224
Worry Wise Kids
Online resource for parents.
Online self-help resources for young people – anxiety, depression, sleep etc.
Online self-help resources for young people and families which focus on anxiety.
Get Self Help
Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy resources for young people.
Young Minds Parent Helpline
Free confidential support for any adult worried about the health and wellbeing of any young person.
0808 802 55 44
Open Monday – Frida from 9.30am – 4.00pm
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Suicide thoughts support APP
Search ‘Stay Alive’ in your APP store
Mindfulness and Meditation APP
Search ‘Headspace’ in your APP store
An APP designed to help you with difficult feelings, boosting your mood, goal setting. Also provides 24/7 support from WiseNinja Chatbot
Search ‘ThinkNinja’ in your APP store