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 its pastoral care and the support we provide for our students. However, before any provisions, support or interventions are applied or implemented, it is important that our students learn and develop the important life skills which will best equip all children for the many challenges they will face now and in the future. Consequently, we are committed to embedding our core values in all our students so they might learn to prepare and adapt to the many challenges of adulthood by being resilient, respectful and responsible citizens within society.
All members of staff are dedicated to promoting the students' wellbeing and at the forefront of this is our well trained and experienced pastoral leaders. Our Form Tutors, Pastoral Support Officers and Heads of Year, alongside a wide network of support staff and partner external agencies, work 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 resolve any issues they may have.
If you have any concerns regarding any students, be these concerns inside or outside of school, then please contact the school directly by:
We will forward on any concerns raised to an appropriate member of staff who should be able to assist you further with your concern/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.
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
Karl Nicholas (SENDCO)
Dan Edwards (Senior Assistant Headteacher & Deputy DSL)
Niall Smith (Headteacher & Co- Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Rebecca Linney (Assistant Headteacher & Deputy DSL)
Brain Burns (Deputy Headteacher & Co- Designated Safeguarding Lead)
|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:
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:
Or call 999 if you think a child is in immediate danger.
You will now find below a number of the whole school’s provisions that highlight and emphasise the importance wel place on safeguarding our students.
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.
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.
The school has clear procedures and policies in place to ensure all sexualised behaviours are addressed.
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|
Online mental wellbeing counselling
|Young Minds||Support for young people’s mental health|
Advice on beating eating disorders
For information and advice about universities
confidential independent support and counselling to the teaching profession
anti-bullying helpline for parents of bullied children
Advice on getting over alcohol addiction
|Al-Anon||Family group support for beating alcholism|
|unbiased information about drugs|
|Brook||Confidential helpline for people under 25|
|Halo Project||stopping a forced marriage or you need help leaving one|
|Advice, support, and guidance on childrens sexuality|
|Lucy Faithful Foundation||Support on how to reduce the risk of children being sexully abused|
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