Safeguarding: Never Acceptable

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When young people are subjected to behaviour such as verbal or physical abuse, harassment and assault, it is NEVER ACCEPTABLE.  We have a collective responsibility as education leaders to take a stand.  Our whole community is committed to educating adults and students about sexual harassment, sexual abuse, misogyny and peer on peer abuse. We all need to ensure these issues are brought out in the open and when reported, dealt with swiftly and anyone affected fully supported. 

We pride ourselves on being a highly inclusive school and Trust, and whilst we have strong systems and controls in place as part of our work on equality, diversity and inclusion, we want to make sure we are taking appropriate action to play our part in eradicating these insidious behaviours.  

To ensure that there is every opportunity to uncover any issues, past or present, students at CCHSG can report any incidents or testimony by speaking to a member of our Pastoral Team and Designated Safeguarding Leads in a ‘safe space’. 

We appreciate that sharing things that might be upsetting is not always an easy thing to do face to face.  To encourage students to come forward we have also created an anonymous online reporting system:  

CLICK HERE TO MAKE AN ANONYMOUS REPORT (Link to Whisper an anonymous third-party service)

This system is designed to act as another way for students to tell a responsible adult at the school about any issues that they or others might be having. This might include:

  • A student or someone else being bullied
  • Something happening online that a student does not feel comfortable with and needs some advice
  • If a student feels that somebody at the school is at risk
  • If a student has witnessed or been subjected to abusive, discriminatory or intimidating behaviour, either in school or outside school (for example on school transport)

 

Please note that should a request for contact be made, we aim to respond within 24 hours during school time. At weekends this may well be longer and during school holidays when the school is closed.

 

Any student requiring immediate support should contact appropriate services directly. If at immediate risk of harm or abuse call the police 999.

Childline 0800 1111. Samaritans 116 123.

The NSPCC have launched a dedicated helpline for children and young people who have experienced abuse at school, and for worried adults and professionals that need support and guidance, including for non-recent abuse. If anyone needs help or advice or to report abuse in education they can contact NSPCC on 0800 136 663 or email help@nspcc.org.uk