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.
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Safeguarding – Medical
Deputy Safeguarding Officer KS3
Deputy Safeguarding Officer KS4
Safeguarding – Family Support Worker
Report bullying online
The Key Safeguarding Hub
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.
Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy
Victim Services & Helpline
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Shining a Light on Suicide
Mindfulness Relaxation Newsletter
Worries & Anxieties Newsletter
Guidance & 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 & 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 & 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 & Helplines
This leaflet developed by Sarah Mollon Counsellor at Saint Paul’s Catholic High School
Mental Health Awareness Week
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.
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.