At Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst the safeguarding of our pupils is the highest priority.
We offer support which allows our pupils to speak to a member of the Safeguarding Team in confidence about any issues that may be concerning them. We offer our pupils total confidentiality, providing they do not disclose something to us which would put them or others at risk. If something of this nature is disclosed, we inform parents, if appropriate, and also any relevant agencies. This is explained to all of our pupils before they speak to us. In most circumstances, we strongly encourage pupils to make their parents and carers aware of any concerns.
Who are the Safeguarding Team?
College Leader for Safeguarding
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Associate College Leader
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead for Sixth Form
Safeguarding Team Members
– Emma Richardson, Ria Rowson, Natalie Grady, Tammy Winkett, Emma Edwards, Richard Jones, Emma Ivery, Nicola Crehan, Lee Parfitt, Rebecca Hill.
Where can pupils, parents and carers access support outside of school?
Helplines – Talking things through usually helps! These lines are available if you need to talk to someone or if you feel at risk in any way:
- Papyrus: Thinking about suicide, please call 0800 068 4141 or TEXT 07786 209697
- Bullying UK: 0808 800 2222
- Child Line: Talk to a child line counsellor, no problem too big or small! 0800 1111
- Samaritans: Someone to listen 24/7 free of charge. 116 123 or TEXT 07725 909090
- Compass: Support and advice for young people using substances. 0800 121 4043
- NSPCC: If you feel you or someone you know is a victim of abuse. 0808 800 5000
- Stonewall: Support for anyone around issues of sexuality. 0800 0505 2020
- Winston’s Wish: Helpline to support young people with the death of a loved one. 08088 020 021
- Young Minds – Mental health crisis support: Text YM to 85258
General Support Websites
- Children’s Services – Solihull– safeguarding children and young people
- Solihull Family Information Service– support for parents, activities and events and childcare
- ChildLine– private and confidential service to talk to a ChildLine counsellor about anything – no problem is too big or too small
- Barnardos– defending, safeguarding and supporting vulnerable children
- Parent Info– general information on children’s wellbeing and resilience
- Birmingham Children’s Advice and Support Service (CASS)
Mental Health Websites
- SOLAR – Brightening Young Futures – Emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people
- Kooth– confidential counselling for 11-25 year olds in Solihull
- Mind– advice and support for mental health problems
- Young Minds– wellbeing and mental health advice
- MindEd– a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults
- MindFul– support, information and advice for 11-17 year olds about mental health and emotional wellbeing
- How To Keep Kids Safe Online– in-depth e-safety guide
- CEOP– National Crime Agency to protect children from harm online and offline
- Child Safety Online: Social Media Guidance– Government guidance document
- Childnet– online safety
- Childnet International– STAR SEN toolkit: e-safety with young people with autism spectrum disorders in Key Stage 3 and 4
Other Support Websites
- Beat– beating eating disorders
- Headspace– How to sleep better
- CEOP– Child Exploitation and Online Protection
- Self-Harm– Support with self-harm concerns
- Women’s Aid– working to end domestic abuse against women and children
- Stonewall– Support around sexuality
- Solihull Integrated Addiction Service (SIAS)– prevention, treatment and support for drugs and alcohol.
- FRANK– confidential drugs advice
Apps – the apps below can all be downloaded to support you when you need it:
- Stressheads: Support to lower your stress levels.
- Stay Alive: Support to those who may experience suicidal thoughts/feelings.
- Self Help Anxiety Management (SAMapp): Support and techniques to help manage anxiety and panic.
- Moodometer: Created by the NHS. Allows you to track your moods and what has influenced it. Also provides ways to lift your mood.
- Calm Harm: Activities to assist in the management of self-harm.
- Grief support for young people: Information about grief, bereavement and the feelings we may experience when we lose a loved one.
- Insight Timer: A large collection of free guided exercises to help relieve stress, improve relaxation and wellbeing.
YouTube – you can access thousands of free videos which can help to improve wellbeing. Some suggested search terms might be:
- Progressive muscle relaxation
- Guided mindfulness
- Stress relief
- Guided sleep exercise
- Guided meditation
- Guided relaxation
- Letting go of anger