St Crispin’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. We aim to support all those we work with, including staff and parents, to understand their responsibilities to ensure the safety and wellbeing of young people. St Crispin’s has adopted a policy on child protection and procedures for safeguarding children are in line with the Leicester Safeguarding Children Partnership Board (LSCPB), Multi Agency Child Protection/Safeguarding Procedures (http://llrscb.proceduresonline.com/chapters/contents.html), in addition to the statutory requirements. If you have concerns for the health and wellbeing of a child, contact the LSCPB Duty and Advice Service on 0116 454 1004.
Students may report any worries remotely by logging on to the pupil portal and using the concern button; this will be seen by the school safeguarding team so that appropriate action may be taken. Students may also call Childline on 0800 1111 for support and advice. In an emergency you should always call 999.
Staying Safe Online
NCA-CEOP is the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection command; it is a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Parents, young people and those working with young people can access CEOP’s education programme, “Thinkuknow” and explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you or your child are on a phone, tablet or computer.
You are also able to report concerns of abuse or seek guidance via the thinkuknow.co.uk. Just look for the big, red button.Further help, advice and guidance to keep young people safe online is available from:
- https://www.internetmatters.org/ a not-for-profit organisation that aims to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world.
- https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ O2 and the NSPCC offers support and guidance to keep children safe online.
- https://www.cyber4schools.net/parents offers guidance to help support children in developing cyber skills and protect them from being drawn into cyber crime.
Supporting Mental Health
St Crispin’s is committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our students and offers a number of avenues of support in school and via the pupil portal. We understand that some things can be difficult to talk about in school and with people that you know well. The MeeTwo app provides a safe and secure forum for teenagers wanting to discuss any issue affecting their lives. You can anonymously get advice from experts or other teenagers going through similar experiences in areas such as mental health, self-harming, relationships and friendships.
Find out more or download the app via the NHS website – https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/meetwo/
Further help, advice and guidance with mental health concerns is available from: