How to get help
Who to talk to if you have a worry:
If you need to talk - our staff will listen. You can talk to any adult in school, but some staff who have a key responsibility for making sure you are safe and well cared for.
Our Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mr Cotter
Our Deputy DSLs are: Mr Kaye and Miss Colebeck
DO NOT BE SCARED TO TELL SOMEONE STRAIGHT AWAY. WE WILL ALWAYS LISTEN.
When someone hurts you, it can be called abuse. This is when someone does something to you that is harmful, unpleasant or painful like:
· If someone deliberately hits you, hurts you, injures you or humiliates you.
· If someone says or does something that makes you feel bad about yourself or hurts your feelings which makes you feel scared, sad, upset or frightened.
· If someone shouts, threatens, hits or hurts someone you love whilst you are around which makes you scared, unhappy or worried.
· If someone doesn’t take proper care of you so you feel abandoned, lonely or neglected. You might not be able to eat or wash regularly, or you might not be able to come to school every day or on time.
· If someone touches you in places you know are wrong
· If someone makes you look at things which make you feel ashamed, embarrassed, uncomfortable or guilty. They may ask you to keep it a secret or give you presents.
Abuse is never ok and if you are being or have been abused you must remember – it is not your fault. You must always tell someone and they will help it to stop. If you need to talk – we will listen!