Safeguarding

Safeguarding and Child Protection

Our Safeguarding statement of intent

Southborough High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children through the embodiment of our values in everyday life, both in and out of school

We expect all students, staff, governors, visitors and volunteers to share and uphold our values of…
Respect, Responsibility, Relationships, Resilience, Challenge and Support

 

 Southborough High School takes great pride in our pastoral care and support we provide for ourSouthborough High School takes great pride in our pastoral care and support we provide for ourstudents. But before any provisions, support or interventions are applied, implemented,, it’simportant that our students learn and develop the important life skills gained by our schoolvalues which will undoubtedly best equip all children for the many challenges faced or As aschool we are committed to embedding our core values in all our students so they can learn toprepare and adapt to the many challenges of adulthood by being resilience, respectful andresponsible citizens with society.All members of staff are dedicated in promoting our students wellbeing and at the forefront ofthis is our well trained and experienced pastoral leaders of our Form Tutors, Pastoral SupportOfficers, Heads of Year alongside a wide network of support staff and partner external agencies,all working collaboratively to ensure students remain safe and happy in school.We want pupils, parents and carers to feel confident that we are here to listen and help resolveany issues they may have. If you have any concerns regarding any students, be these concernsfor inside or outside of school behaviours, then please speak to the School directly on 0208 391 4324 or email office@southborough.kingston.sch.uk and we will forward on to theappropriate member of staff who will be able to assist you further in your query.

 Perhaps the most convenient way for you to raise any wellbeing concern would be through our simple to use the Class Charts app.
All referrals go instantly and directly to all key professionals within the school (Form Tutor, Pastoral Support Officer, Head of Year and the safeguarding team) and your child’s Form Tutor will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.

Make a wellbeing referral

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If you would like support or guidance regarding wellbeing referrals then please click here

If you have a serious safeguarding or child protection concern then you will find below the contact details for the school’s Designated Safeguarding Team.

Southborough High School
Designated Safeguarding Team

Karl Nicholas (SENDCO & Acting Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

Dan Edwards (Senior Assistant Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Niall Smith (Headteacher)

Rebecca Linney (Assistant Headteacher & Deputy DSL [on maternity leave])

Brain Burns (Deputy Headteacher)

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Contact details for the Designated Safeguarding Leads

 

For a safeguarding concern out of school hours or during the school holidays you can:

- Call the Royal borough of Kingston Single Point of Access (SPA) for any concerns you may have on 0208 547 5008 between 8:00am - 5:15pm, Monday - Thursday, and Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm 

- Or call the out of hours duty team (evenings and weekends) on 020 8770 5000

- Or call 999 if you think a child is in immediate danger

Local Authority Information and Support

You will now find below a number of the whole school’s provisions that highlight and emphasise the importance the school places on safeguarding our students. 

Our Safeguarding & Personal Development curriculum

To add to our robust and heavily resourced Personal Development curriculum, which is delivered weekly to every student in the school, we also liaise closely with external guest speakers and specialist professionals to run additional workshops to support our students on key safeguarding issues.

Student Safety & Personal Development Workshops

We are dedicated in trying to provide the best pastoral care we can and supporting our students is a core value at the heart of the school’s culture

Pastoral Care and Student Support

The school has clear procedures and policies in place to ensure all sexualised behaviours areThe school has clear procedures and policies in place to ensure all sexualised behaviours areaddressed

 

Harmful Sexual Behaviour

 

Click on the links below for further information and support
ChildLine Confidential support service for children
NSPCC Support and guidance to help keep children safe
NHS Smokefree NHS helpline to help you quit smoking
Exam Results Helpline If exam results are not what you hoped, get free advice
NHS 111 NHS health advice and information
Mind For support with mental health
Quit Advice on how to give up smoking
Get Connected Free, confidential help for people under the age of 25
Kooth

Online mental wellbeing counselling

Young Minds Support for young people’s mental health

BEAT Youthline 

 

Advice on beating eating disorders

UCAS Application

For information and advice about universities

Education  Support

confidential independent support and counselling to the teaching profession 

Kidscape

anti-bullying helpline for parents of bullied children 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Advice on getting over alcohol addiction

Al-Anon Family group support for beating alcholism

Talk to Frank

unbiased information about drugs
Brook Confidential helpline for people under 25
Halo Project stopping a forced marriage or you need help leaving one

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation

 

Advice, support, and guidance on childrens sexuality
Lucy Faithful Foundation Support on how to reduce the risk of children being sexully abused

 

Student Support

 

Exam revision tips & managing stress

Mind - Exam revision tips & managing stress

Mind - Coping with academic work and exams

BBC Advice -How to cope with student life

BBC Advice- Revision tips

BBC Advice- Exam Stress

BBC- Revision tips

Beat exam stress- NHS info

Spark notes- literature study guide

Student room- revision, exam and homework help

Mental health and wellbeing


Young Minds- Mental Health and Wellbeing for Young people
Mind- How to improve your mental wellbeing
NHS- 10 ways to fight your fears
Voice collective- Peer support for young people who hear voices

 

Parent Support

 

 Exam revision tips & managing stress (guidance for parents)


Young Minds- Top Tips for parents concerned about children’s exam stress
Young Minds Parents Helpline
Special educational needs advice service, run by charity Contact a Family


Mental health and wellbeing (guidance for parents)


Young Minds- Mental health and wellbeing - for parents
Mood Gym- Free online self help resource
Voice collective- support for parents
Harmless- information about self harm
Information on suicide and self harm for parents
NSPCC- Advice for parents on why children self harm


Alcohol and drugs (guidance for parents)


FRANK- Worried about a child? Advice for parents and carers

 

 

 

 

School Calendar

We will try to respond within 48 hours