The Designated Staff for Safeguarding at The George Eliot School is Mrs Dee Stanton.

Safeguarding is about ensuring everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.
Below you can find many resources related to safeguarding. Click on the file below to see more information about the safeguarding team at The George Eliot School.


School Contacts

Mrs Dee Stanton (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Miss Angela Ruston (Safeguarding Officer)


Warwickshire MASH contacts

01926 414144


If you think a child is at immediate risk contact the police immediately on 101 or 999 as appropriate.


Managing Stress and Keeping Safe

Who can help me?


Who can help?

It is important to talk to someone you trust and who is in a position to help you.  There are so many to choose from!

  • Parents or a family member
  • Counsellor – you can contact Mrs Sarah Sharkey, our school counsellor, using your student email account. Her email is
  • Your Form Tutor
  • Your Head of Year
  • Any other staff member you feel comfortable talking to
  • Our school safeguarding officer is Miss Ruston who you can contact using your school email account.  Her email is
  • Doctor
  • If you or someone you know needs immediate help, either because you are not safe or you are hurt, call 999


Who else can help?

Papyrus Hopeline UK – 9am to 10pm weekdays or 2pm to 10pm weekends and bank holidays you can call 0800 068 4141 or text 07860 039967 or email to get support and practical advice on how to stay safe if you are having suicidal thoughts.  The people who you speak to are specially trained and know how to best help you.

Childline – you can call 0800 1111, or go on their website( to speak to someone online, between 9am and midnight.  They are there to talk to you about anything. No problem is too big or too small.

Runaway Helpline provides 24/7 help, information, support and options for young people thinking of running away or who have already done so.  Their helpline and text number is 116000.

The Mix is a 24/7 text service for young people in a crisis wanting free and confidential information on issues such as sex, relationships, mental health, drink, drugs, crime and safety.  Call the helpline on 0800 808 4994 or text THEMIX to 85258.

Samaritans – a safe place to talk any time you like day or night all year round – call them on 116123. 



Warwickshire Safeguarding board:



RISE (this is what used to be CAHMs)


FIS - Family Information Service


Prevention and supporting missing children and their families:

Child Sexual Exploitation

Click Here to view a video relating to keeping children safe from the Child Exploitation and online protection Centre CEOP:

Child Trafficking:

Road Safety:

Extremism and Preventing Radicalisation:

Anti-bullying (including cyber bullying):

Anti-bullying-Policy-Students - see the documents below
What-is-Bullying - - see the documents below
Please report any bullying concerns directly to the school counsellor - 

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