Safeguarding & Wellbeing
At Great Baddow High School, we believe that if a student is to thrive and be successful, they must first feel safe and secure. We take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously, and are proud of the care and support we offer all members of our community.
‘A culture of safeguarding is rooted in the school ethos.’ – Ofsted 2022
The Safeguarding Team works closely with Pastoral staff, ‘in house’ services and with external agencies to ensure specialist support is available to young people and their parents / guardians.
Who are the Safeguarding Team?
|Designated Safeguarding Lead||Mrs S Field||
01245 265821 x 128
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Ms A Glassfield
Mrs M Bradshaw-Pearce
|Mrs C Kibble||
01245 265821 x 126
|Safeguarding Governor||Mr John Hull|
The school has a dedicated email address for parents and students to email any concerns they have in relation to harmful sexual behaviours or other safeguarding matters. The emails will be responded to within 48 hours by a member of the school’s Safeguarding Team. The email account does not replace the methods of communication and support we currently have in place but is designed to provide an additional avenue for raising concerns.
Please also note that this is not a 24-hour helpline and will only be monitored during school operating hours. In the event of an emergency an appropriate adult or the police should be contacted. The support groups listed below may also be of use.
The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
In an Emergency
If you are worried about the safety of a child, you should contact the police on 999 or 101, depending on the urgency.
Essex Social Care:
Contact Social Care for urgent and immediate concerns for the safety and welfare of a child or young person, you can contact Essex Social Care. Telephone: 0345 603 7627 (office hours) 0345 606 1212 (out of office hours).
If you have an urgent concern about a child’s mental health, please contact the Crisis Team. Main number: 0300 300 1600 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday
Out of hours Crisis Support Service: 0300 555 1201
Links to helpful websites:
EWMHS (Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service)- Therapeutic support for young people’s mental health
|youngminds.org.uk||Advice and information on Child & Adolescent Mental Health|
|papyrus-uk.org||Advice and support with suicide prevention|
|www.kooth.com||Young Person’s Advice, online counselling|
|www.childline.org.uk||Expert advice and guidance|
|www.calmharm.co.uk||App to support students who are self harming or struggling with anxiety|
Strategies for self care and wellbeing
|www.togetherall.com||A safe community to support mental health for students aged 16+|
|www.essexfamilywellbeing.co.uk||Chelmsford Child and Family Wellbeing Service|
|Advice, guidance and support for families|
|https://www.childrenssocietyeast.org.uk||Community support for Children and Families|
|Anti Bullying Policy & Procedures||30th Jun 2021||Download|
|Child protection Policy||29th Nov 2022||Download|
|Child on Child Harmful Sexual Behaviour Policy||29th Nov 2022||Download|
|Keeping Children Safe in Education||04th Oct 2022||Download|
|Looked After Children & Previously Looked After Children Policy||27th Mar 2023||Download|