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.
Mrs Dee Stanton (Designated Safeguarding Lead)
Miss Angela Ruston (Safeguarding Officer)
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!
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 email@example.com 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(www.childline.org.uk) 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.
A person may abuse or neglect a child by inflicting harm or by failing to prevent harm.
It is more often a person known to them and not a stranger.
There are many different types of abuse that can occur, the main categories of abuse are:
Physical Abuse: Physical abuse may involve hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning or scalding, drowning, suffocating or otherwise causing physical harm to a child.
Emotional Abuse: Emotional abuse is the persistent emotional maltreatment of a child causing severe and persistent adverse effects on the child’s emotional development. It may involve telling the children that they are worthless or unloved or inadequate. It may involve seeing or hearing the ill-treatment of another. It may involve serious bullying causing children frequently to feel frightened or in danger, or the exploitation or corruption of children. Some level of emotional abuse is involved in all types of maltreatment of a child, though it may occur alone.
Sexual Abuse: Sexual abuse involves forcing or enticing a child or young person to take part in sexual activities whether or not the child is aware of what is happening.
Neglect: Neglect is the persistent failure to meet a child’s basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in the serious impairment of the child’s health or development.
What to do if you think a child is at risk of harm:
If you think your child or any other child may have been abused you can contact the children's social care office direct (MASH). You may also ring the school’s DSL or the Safeguarding Officer. All contact details are at the top of this page.
https://cwrise.com/rise (this is what used to be CAHMs)
Click Here to view a video relating to keeping children safe from the Child Exploitation and online protection Centre CEOP:
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Children's Commission and the Time Educational Supplement have put together the following information leaflets: