What is Safeguarding
Under Section 11 of the Children’s Act 2004 the school has a responsibility to safeguard and promote its young people and their welfare. This responsibility complements Section 175 of the Education Act 2002.
Safeguarding includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and prevent.
The School will work in collaboration with other agencies such as Social Services and the Police to safeguard pupils and protect children from maltreatment, impairment of children’s health or development, ensure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
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Counselling and Mentoring at Gladesmore
Here at Gladesmore we are aware that from time to time students may need emotional support.
As you know there are a range of difficulties that students face that will have a negative impact on their mental health. This can manifest itself with the student becoming withdrawn, they may present with persistent low moods which stop them from carrying out day to day tasks.
In some cases students may have problems eating or sleeping and lose interest in activities that they used to enjoy.
In order to alleviate and prevent further emotional decline we have in place a team of qualified professionals who are able to support the students through the medium of mentoring and counselling.
Students are referred using our in-house method and support is allocated accordingly.
If difficulties are at the stage where the work of outside agencies is needed the school will make the relevant referrals with parental permission and involvement.
If you are concerned about the emotional well-being of your child, please contact a member of the Safeguarding team.