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Safeguarding

The School strives to ensure that all students are supported to feel safe and secure both on their way to and from school as well as during their curriculum lessons and recreational time.

The Pastoral Team works with a number of external agencies to ensure specialist support services are available to young people and their parents / guardians. The team is very experienced and a number of staff work solely to ensure the wellbeing of the young people in The School. In addition to the information available on the links below, the school has a Twitter Page which regularly shares up to date advice on a range of welfare issues. Please follow us on 

Let Us Know

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 and Pastoral 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 letusknow@boswells-school.com

Key Safeguarding Contacts

Specific concerns regarding the safeguarding of students can be directed to the following staff:

Ms Noble

Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Headteacher – Behaviour Welfare and Safety

CNE@boswells-school.com

Ms Hepworth

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Years 10 and 11 Pastoral Manager

 

AHH@boswells-school.com

 

Mrs Layton-Smith
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead 
Years 7, 8 and 9 Pastoral Manager


 

Mrs Little 
Nominated Safeguarding Governor



 


DSH@boswells-school.com

















 

Local Authority Contacts

Social Care Contact Social Care for urgent and immediate concerns for safety and welfare of a child or young person. Tel: 0345 603 7627 (office hours)
Tel: 0345 606 1212 (out of hours)
Essex Safeguarding Children Board ESCB is able to provide advice. Tel: 0333 013 8936
Email: escb@essex.gov.uk
Children and Families Hub The Children & Families Hub is able to provide advice and consultancy and accept referrals. Tel: 0345 603 7627
Email: initialresponseteam@essex.gcsx.gov.uk

Links to Organisations Working with Young People

Supporting Young people's mental health

Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Self-harm useful guide for parents as well as a parent helpline Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (9.30am to 4pm) 

Papyrus
Young Person’s Advice & Counselling 
Information & Advice about Health
Childline logo Childline
NSPCC logo Child Protection 
Information & Advice about Bullying
Healthy Relationships  
Information & Advice about Crime
Drugs Advice Line
Information & Advice about Gangs
Parenting Advice
Community support for Children and Families

Action Counters Terrorism - ACT Early will listen and are there to help.

Contact them in confidence and they’ll listen carefully to your concerns. You will not be wasting our time. Their approach begins by understanding people are victims of radicalisation; they don’t view them as suspects or criminals.

 

With the hot weather and summer holidays ahead we would advise you speak to your child about the potential dangers of open water. Please click on the link to help raise awareness about water safety and how to keep safe. You may wish to spend some time having a look at the presentation and discussing parts with your child.

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