Our values as a GFM school are very clear:
We embrace our responsibility to safeguard our young people, and are committed to enable an environment where all can be happy, can learn, are treated respectfully and fairly and where student welfare and safety is our priority.
Our Child protection and Safeguarding policy can be found on our policies page here.
If you have a safeguarding concern or something you would like to discuss please contact a member of the safeguarding team. You can do this by speaking to a member of reception staff.
If your child has an issue or a concern please encourage them to speak to their tutor, year team (HOY or DHOY) or any member of the Safeguarding Team.
ThinkNinja is a new way to support your child’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. The app is free to download for all students on a smart device such as a phone or tablet. The app supports young people in a range of daily life issues such as being stressed, feeling low or having unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that might be triggered by pressures such as exams, struggling to make friends and social situations.
|Online Resource||Website||Brief description|
|Childline||https://www.childline.org.uk||Childline is there to help anyone under the age of 19 with any issues they may have, no matter how big or small. They also provide information on bullying, abuse, safety and the law, you and your body, your feelings, home and families and friends and relationships.|
|NSPCC||https://www.nspcc.org.uk||NSPCC aims to protect children and prevent abuse. They provide lots of accurate and up-to-date information and resources to help support children.|
|Samaritans||https://www.samaritans.org||Samaritans are there, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. They offer a listening and support service to anyone who needs it.|
|Young Minds||https://youngminds.org.uk||Young minds aim to help young people feel supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. They are there to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.|
|NHS Mental Health and Well being||https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress- anxiety-depression/||Provide accurate and up-to-date information and support with mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety and depression.|
|NHS Hampshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service||https://hampshirecamhs.nhs.uk/||Provide accurate and up-to-date information and support with mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety and depression.|
|CEOP Think You Know||https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk||Great advice for young people with regards to staying safe (and well) on-line and reporting any problems/issues.|
|Childnet||https://www.childnet.com/||Great advice for young people with regards to staying safe (and well) on-line and reporting any problems/issues.|
|Substance & Alcohol Info|
|Frank||https://www.talktofrank.com||The Frank website provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about drugs, the laws and the dangers.|
|Drinkaware||https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/||Drinkaware provides independent alcohol advice, information and tools to help people make better choices about their drinking. It also explains the dangers and effects of drinking alcohol.|
|ASH||https://ash.org.uk/home/||ASH works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco. Their website provides accurate and up-to-date information on smoking.|
|NHS Smokefree||https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/why-quit/ smoking-health-problems||A website which offers help and support to help people to quit smoking and why it is important to quit smoking.|
|Get It On||https://www.letstalkaboutit.nhs.uk||A great website for advice and information on contraception, STI’s and general sexual health. Gives information on local establishments offering free contraception, emergency contraception, STI testing, etc.|
|Brook||https://www.brook.org.uk||Brook provides free and confidential sexual health advice. They provide advice and information on STI’s, contraception, pregnancy, sex, gender, sexuality, abuse, relationships, well-being and staying safe online.|
|Disrespect Nobody||https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk||A website which provides information on healthy relationships and support to help recognise when relationships are unhealthy.|
|Always Puberty||https://www.always.co.uk/en-gb||An excellent website that gives girls information and advice on changes they may experience during puberty and advice and support for periods.|
|Healthy Eating/ Living|
|Change for Life||https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/food-facts||Change for Life is a useful and informative website for children and their families which looks at the importance of healthy eating. They provide food facts, recipe ideas and fun activities for keeping active.|
|Eat Well NHS||https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/||This website provides accurate information on the different types of food that are required to maintain a healthy diet. It also gives some recipes tips and advice.|