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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.

‘A culture of safeguarding is rooted in the school ethos.’ – Ofsted 2022

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 463

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms A Glassfield

Mrs M Bradshaw-Pearce

01245 265821


E-Safety specialist

CEOP ambassador

Mrs C Kibble

01245 265821 x 505

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

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. Freephone 0800 953 0222 (Monday - Friday Between 0900-1700) 


Call NELFT Mental Health Direct: 0800 995 1000 (Out of Hours / Weekend or Bank Holidays) 

In an emergency if urgent help is required please contact 999.

Links to helpful websites:

Emotional Wellbeing

NELFT Logo Southend, Essex and Thurrock (SET) CAMHS | NELFT NHS Foundation Trust

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

- Therapeutic support for young people’s mental health
Young minds logo Advice and information on Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Papyrus logo Advice and support with suicide prevention
Kooth logo Young Person’s Advice, online counselling 
Childline logo Expert advice and guidance
Calmharm logo App to support students who are self harming or struggling with anxiety
Anna freud logo

Strategies for self care and wellbeing

Togetherall logo  A safe community to support mental health for students aged 16+

Family Support

Foodbank logo Chelmsford Foodbank
Essex family wellbeing logo Chelmsford Child and Family Wellbeing Service
Family lives logo

0808 800 2222
Advice, guidance and support for families
The childrens society logo Community support for Children and Families


Page Downloads Date  
Anti Bullying Policy & Procedures 30th Jun 2021 Download
Child protection Policy 11th Dec 2023 Download
Child on Child Harmful Sexual Behaviour Policy 12th Dec 2023 Download
Keeping Children Safe in Education 04th Oct 2022 Download
Looked After Children & Previously Looked After Children Policy 27th Mar 2024 Download