Mr Thornes Mrs Goodwin
These are the schools Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL's)
If you want to discuss any issues or concerns you have about one of our pupils then call 01234 352879 and ask to speak to either
Mr Thornes - Headteacher or Mrs Goodwin - Assistant Headteacher.
If you have concerns about a child there are a number of places you can report these concerns:
Bedford Borough: Integrated Front Door (IFD) on 01234 718700 (office hours) or ring 0300 300 8123 (out of hours).
You can talk about your concerns and they will give you advice or may investigate the circumstances. All calls are treated in confidence and you do not need to give your details
Click the image below to take you to the online reporting portal:
Below you will find information on a variety of useful organisations that can be contacted.
Childline is there to give young people a voice when no one else is listening. Whatever problems or dangers they're facing, it is a place for them to turn to for support – any time of day or night. Childline is a free, private and confidential service where children and you people can talk about anything.
They can be contacted on 0800 1111, or have a range of information, support and tools online.
Talk PANTS helps children understand that their body belongs to them, and they should tell someone they trust if anything makes them feel upset or worried. A really useful website to help you start the conversation with your child.
Childnet parents and carers page – information, advice and resources for parents and carers on a wide range of topics affecting children and young people online. They also have excellent resources about how to have a conversation about the online world with your child, how to set up parental controls, create a family agreement and what to do if you are worried about a child.
The education programme from CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection), a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. The site has information for parents and carers and games for children of different ages to help them to learn about online safety.
If you have a concern about a child in relation to PREVENT you can contact the Police on 101 to log a concern or dial 999 if it is an emergency.
24 Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline for Women 0808 2000 247
Men's Advice Line 0808 8010 327 or ManKind Initiative 01823 334244
LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 999 5428
Everyone has a duty to protect children from harm.