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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.


Mrs Cropper

Mrs Cropper

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Shields

Mrs Shields

Safeguarding - Medical

Mrs Keary

Mrs Keary

Deputy Safeguarding Officer KS3

Miss Huddleston

Miss Huddleston

Safeguarding - SEND

Mrs McGovern

Mrs McGovern

Deputy Safeguarding Officer KS4

Ms Parr

Ms Parr

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:

and how others can help

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


Your online mental wellbeing community

Free, safe and anonymous support

42ND Street

Free and friendly online support for young people

Shining a light on suicide

Set up to help answer your questions after a bereavement through suicide.

Greater Manchester NHS Mental Health

Helpful information from the NHS in Greater Manchester

Guidance and Advice for Parents

Supporting Your Child With Eating Problems

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.

Supporting Your Child Who Is Self-Harming

As a parent, you might suspect that your child is self-harming. If you are worried, this information can help you identify the signs.

Supporting your child with drugs and alcohol

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.

Supporting your child with school anxiety and refusal

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

This leaflet developed by Sarah Mollon Counsellor at Saint Paul’s Catholic High School

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

This leaflet developed by the Anna Freud Centre’s child mental health experts, provides simple advice and guidance to parents and carers about how to make conversations about their child’s feelings part of everyday conversation.

General Mental Health Support




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