We know that at times many of you need some extra support or advice with personal or family circumstances, and this page will help identify people or agencies who may be able to help you.
The Safeguarding Officers in school are: Mr Langdown, Hannah Wolfe, Becci Benson and Mrs Muir.
You can email the team at the following address: – firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply as soon as we can, although we may not see the email straight away, particularly at weekends or during holidays.
Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime.
Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform that offers free, safe and anonymous online support for young people. They are online:
Monday – Friday 12pm – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm
Shout is a free 24/7 crisis text line available for anyone, anytime, anywhere. The service is anonymous. Shout can help with urgent issues such as:
- Suicidal thoughts
- Abuse or assault
- Relationship challenges
https://thedockswindon.co.uk/The Dock is a new and different way for young people to find out about services that are here to help them in Swindon.
Fearless is a service where you can give information to the police totally anonymously. You can also access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality.
REPORT ABUSE – CEOP
CEOP help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it here.
Talk to Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you.
Links from Swindon Borough Council for Key Stage 3&4 Pupils in relation to Coronavirus Pandemic
Webpage. The Young Minds webpage, designed for young people to access, aimed specifically at those young people who may be anxious about coronavirus. There is good interactive content; there is a link to further information about looking after your mental health while self-isolating
YouTube Video. From the popular Youtuber ‘Its ok to be smart’. A good video for teens explaining the need for social isolation focused on the science of epidemiology
Webpage. A webpage aimed at teens, from Teen Vogue, which addresses anxiety and gives advice about reducing worry and anxiety.
Website. Teentips is an American website aimed at supporting parents of teenagers. This page focuses on supporting teens during a school closure caused by coronavirus:
Downloadable Resource. Twinkl have produced a free Key Stage 3 school closure home learning resource pack for the coronavirus crisis. As well as Maths, English and Science activities there are also several well-being activities including mindfulness and some cognitive therapy approaches
App. Self-help for Anxiety Management (SAM) is an app developed by the University of the West of England (UWE) for young people experiencing anxiety. It provides a symptom tracker, educational articles and external links as well as relaxation techniques and additional coping skills and practice for managing anxiety.
It can be downloaded from the Apple store:
or Google play
App. Meetwo is an app, recommended by the NHS, that provides a safe and secure forum for teenagers wanting to discuss any issues affecting their lives. Young people can get anonymous advice from experts or other teenagers.
Apple Store download
Google Play download
More useful links and supporting organisations:
- Anti-Bullying Alliance: anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk
- Family Lives: familylives.org.uk
- Kidscape: kidscape.org.uk
- MindEd: minded.org.uk
- NSPCC: nspcc.org.uk
- The Diana Award: diana-award.org.uk
- Victim Support: victimsupport.org.uk
- Young Minds: youngminds.org.uk
- Young Carers: youngcarers.net
- The Restorative Justice Council: restorativejustice.org.uk/restorative-practice-schools
Race, religion and nationality
- Anne Frank Trust: annefrank.org.uk
- Kick it Out: kickitout.org
- Report it: report-it.org.uk
- Stop Hate: stophateuk.org
- Educate against Hate: educateagainsthate.com
- Show Racism the Red Card: srtrc.org/educational