Safeguarding

At Ellis Guilford School we are committed to safeguarding children and young people, and we expect everyone who works in our academy to share this commitment.
Adults in our academy take all welfare concerns seriously and encourage children and young people to talk to us about anything that worries them.
We will always act in the best interest of the child.
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Please access the link below to view our Child Protection Policy for more detailed information.

Safeguarding support

Select the required topic to access information and links to additional resources.

Child Criminal Exploitation occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, control, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18. The victim may have been criminally exploited even if the activity appears consensual.

Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) and Gangs (Letter)

Child Criminal Exploitation information Poster

Child sexual exploitation is a crime with devastating and long lasting consequences for its victims and their families. Childhoods and family life can be ruined and this is compounded when victims, or those at risk of abuse, do not receive appropriate, immediate and on-going support. The first response to children, and support for them to access help, must be the best it can be from social workers, police, health practitioners and others who work with children and their families..

Exploitation Spot the Signs poster

It’s Not OK helps children and young people recognise concerning behaviour and identify characteristics of positive relationships.

It’s not Okay… (Tutor example)

Below you will find a list of easily accessible resources to support you in understanding and supporting a range of aspects around mental health.

Mental health support services and resource list

Online safety refers to the act of staying safe online. It is also commonly known as internet safety, e-safety and cyber safety. It encompasses all technological devices which have access to the internet from PCs and laptops to smartphones and tablets. Being safe online means individuals are protecting themselves and others from online harms and risks which may jeopardise their personal information, lead to unsafe communications or even effect their mental health and wellbeing.

10 Tips to stay safe online

Your Child’s Screen time

Staying safe online information for parents

Cyberbullying information for parents

Online safety tips for parents of 11-13 year olds

Online safety tips for parents of teenagers 14+ years old

Keeping your child safe online advice (Internetmatters.org)

During the academic year all pupils recieve regular Safeguarding training through whole year assemblies and individual sessions taught by form tutors. Please access the links below to see a range of topics covered within school.

Young minds and Childline

Young carers

Sexting and the law

Self harm: A guide to support Young people

Preventing poor mental health

Managing Mental health

Online Safety

Critical incident Lockdown (Student training and information)

Registering with Kooth (Mental health support)

Child-on-Child abuse: Harmful sexual behaviour

Child Criminal exploitation and gangs

Cannabis

As a school we look to support both pupils and parents in ensuring children are safe in all environments. Please find below a range of external links to provide additional information and advice.

Support services and Resources list

Helplines for Parents and Carers