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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.

Safeguarding Team

Mrs Cropper

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Shields

Safeguarding – Medical

Mrs Keary

Deputy Safeguarding Officer KS3

Mrs McGovern

Deputy Safeguarding Officer KS4

Ms Parr

Safeguarding – Family Support Worker

Report bullying online

CEOP Reporting

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.

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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.

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Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy

Victim Services & Helpline


From NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

Mental Health & Wellbeing


42nd Street

Shining a Light on Suicide

NHS Manchester

Mindfulness Relaxation Newsletter

Wellbeing 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.

General Mental Health Support

Attachment and child development. Attachment refers to a relationship bond between a child or young person and their primary caregiver. This bond is formed in the early years and has a long-term impact on a child’s sense of self, development, growth and future relationships with others.

Self Care

Since March 2020 our usual day to day life took a change in direction. Many of us had to adapt to being at home more and learning in different ways. At times this may have felt like a rollercoaster and everyone will have experienced the pandemic in different ways, with perhaps some positives and some difficult times. Please read the attached booklet which provides tips, self-help ideas, support websites and helpline.

For additional advice and guidance please contact the school’s Safeguarding team

Additional guidance can be found on the Young Minds – Parent’s Guide to Support