Safeguarding @ Saint Paul’s
Saint Paul’s Catholic High School is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for children, staff and visitors and promoting a climate where children and adults will feel confident about sharing any concerns which they may have about their own safety or the well-being of others.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Safeguarding - Medical
Deputy Safeguarding Officer KS3
Safeguarding - SEND
Deputy Safeguarding Officer KS4
Safeguarding - Family Support Worker
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
With children spending more time online, now is a good time to remind ourselves of the risks certain websites, apps and social media can pose, so that we are all aware of the steps we can take to protect our children.
Parents and carers, you now have access to a safeguarding hub that allows you to access interactive guidance on setting up parental controls on your child’s devices, as well as guidance on apps like TikTok, YouTube and Instagram and more
Child Bereavement UK are offering online support for young people, especially useful is their free app called “Grief Support”. The app has been created by a group of bereaved young people working directly with Child Bereavement UK. It has been developed for 11-25-year-olds who have been bereaved of someone important to them. It can also be used by friends, teachers, parents, and professionals who would like to know how to support bereaved young people.
The app can help by providing information on:
It includes a built-in notepad so you can write down how you are feeling and also links to Child Bereavement UK’s website where you can use search facilities to find other support organisations near you.
From NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Newsletter
|Mindfulness & Relaxation
Newsletter Week 3
|Mental Health Week
Newsletter Week 2
|Managing Worries & Anxieties
Newsletter Week 1
Guidance and Advice for Parents
Problems can start to emerge when a child or young person feels under pressure. They may lose their appetite; or they may turn to food for comfort and eat even when they are not hungry; their worries about food may be related to their size or body shape, or can be more about their emotions and self-esteem.
There are things you can do as a parent to help your child develop a healthy and informed relationship with alcohol and drugs. But if you think your child may be using alcohol or drugs to help them cope with difficult feelings or mental health issues, speak to your GP for professional advice.
If your child is struggling at school, the important thing is to recognise that there’s a problem to be solved, and to work with your child and the school to find the right support as soon as you can.
Resources and Helplines
Mental Health Awareness Week - Loneliness
Mental Health Awareness Week – Monday 9 May to Sunday 15 May 2022
Saint Paul’s will be supporting Mental Health Awareness Week which will run from Monday 9 May until Sunday 15 May 2022. The week will explore the experience of loneliness, its effect on our mental health and how we can all play a part in reducing loneliness in our communities.
Latest Wellbeing Newsletter
From 7-13 February 2022, schools, youth groups, organisations and individuals across the UK will take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Growing Together.
Advice for Parents and Carers
General Mental Health Support
Attachment and child development. Attachment refers to a relationship bond between a child or young person and their primary caregiver. This bond is formed in the early years and has a long-term impact on a child’s sense of self, development, growth and future relationships with others.
Since March 2020 our usual day to day life took a change in direction. Many of us had to adapt to being at home more and learning in different ways. At times this may have felt like a rollercoaster and everyone will have experienced the pandemic in different ways, with perhaps some positives and some difficult times. Please read the attached booklet which provides tips, self-help ideas, support websites and helpline – to download the booklet click below Summer Self Care Plan
For additional advice and guidance please contact the schools Safeguarding team
Additional guidance can be found on the Young Minds – Parents Guide to Support