This page is for parents, students and staff. It contains useful links to external sites, agencies and support in areas information and awareness in a range of issues.
The Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) for our schools are:
Mr N Morris
Mr D Farmer
Mrs D Evans
Mrs E Kyte
Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding all students and we react to current trends and issues. On this page you can find links to websites giving information, support and advice for a wide range of safeguarding issues, for students, parents, carers and staff to access.
Our current top link supports West Mercia Police who have recently launched a new campaign in raising awareness about Child Sexual Exploitation. Access to their website and further information can be found below.
Think you or a friend might have been sexually exploited? Want some advice or someone to talk to? Worried about your child or a young person in your care?
Please tell someone.
Exploitation is never your fault, even if you went along with things at first. Abusers can be very clever in the way they manipulate young people.
Call the police on 101 (always dial 999 in an emergency)
You can also find information, help and support from other agencies here.
Kooth is an online support service for young people that offers individual advice from qualified counsellors and advice for self-help.
The aim of this guidance is to ensure we are all aware of the ‘Prevent Strategy’ and our key responsibilities in trying to ensure we protect our young people who may be in danger of being radicalised.
If you’re worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, let CEOP know.
Keep them safe is a free online learning tool from Pace and Virtual College which has been accessed by thousands of parents and professionals.
Although the course is aimed at parents, safeguarding professionals will also find this 20-30 minute e-learning training course a valuable source of information to:
- find out more about child sexual exploitation
- learn the signs and indicators of when a child might be being exploited
- understand the impact child sexual exploitation can have on families
- know what to do if you suspect a child might be at risk of this abuse.
|Support and Helpful Information Sheets for Parents and Carers
Worcester Parenting Service – contact information (September 2019)
Supporting children through crisis moments (SecEd, September 2019)
Balancing screen time 11-14 KS3 (internetmatters.org)
Balancing screen time 14+ KS4 (internetmatters.org)
Four steps to manage children’s digital wellbeing (internetmatters.org)
What to do if your child is being cyberbullied (internetmatters.org)
Internet safety – digital piracy (internetmatters.org)