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.

‘Safeguarding children is at the heart of what the school stands for’ – Ofsted 2017

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.

Read more about our commitment to eSafety and how we support students and our staff to stay safe online here. 

Who are the Safeguarding Team?

Designated Safeguarding Lead Mrs S Field

01245 265821 x 128

fld@gbhs.co.uk

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs C Kibble

01245 265821 x 126

kbb@gbhs.co.uk

E-Safety specialist

CEOP ambassador

Mrs C Kibble

01245 265821 x 126

kbb@gbhs.co.uk

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 listen@gbhs.co.uk

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:

Emotional Wellbeing

NELFT Logo www.nelft.nhs.uk

EWMHS (Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service)

- Therapeutic support for young people’s mental health
Young minds logo youngminds.org.uk Advice and information on Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Papyrus logo papyrus-uk.org Advice and support with suicide prevention
Kooth logo www.kooth.com Young Person’s Advice, online counselling 
Childline logo www.childline.org.uk Expert advice and guidance
Calmharm logo www.calmharm.co.uk App to support students who are self harming or struggling with anxiety
Anna freud logo https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/

Strategies for self care and wellbeing

Togetherall logo www.togetherall.com  A safe community to support mental health for students aged 16+

Family Support

Foodbank logo https://chelmsford.foodbank.org.uk/ Chelmsford Foodbank
Essex family wellbeing logo www.essexfamilywellbeing.co.uk Chelmsford Child and Family Wellbeing Service
Family lives logo

www.familylives.org

0808 800 2222
Advice, guidance and support for families
The childrens society logo https://www.childrenssocietyeast.org.uk Community support for Children and Families

 

Downloads

Page Downloads Date  
Anti Bullying Policy & Procedures 30th Jun 2021 Download
Child protection Policy 22nd Jun 2022 Download
Harmful Sexual Behaviour / Peer on Peer Abuse Policy 22nd Jun 2022 Download
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 09th Feb 2022 Download
Looked After Children & Previously Looked After Children Policy 14th Mar 2022 Download