Thomas Mills High SchoolA State Funded Academy

Safeguarding

Thomas Mills High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The Designated Safeguarding Leads are Miss Louise Armes, Assistant Headteacher and Mr Adam Chittock, Senior Tutor.  Printed copies of the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy are available on request.

 

 

Online Safety Policy

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Anti-bullying Policy

 

Who are our Designated Safeguarding Leads?  Click here.

 

For information about Early Help click here.

 

Speak up - Speak Out!

If you have a concern about something that is happening to you or someone else;

If you see or hear something that shouldn't be happening;

Let us know - and we will always try to help.

Use the QR code below or click this link.

 

 

Are you worried about something you have received or seen on the internet?

  

Block, Report, Tell - information on stopping online sexual abuse: click here

 

 Information for parents regarding Tik Tok: Parents' Ultimate Guide to TikTok | Common Sense Media  TikTok app safety - What parents need to know | Internet Matters

NSPCC: NSPCC helpline | NSPCC

Parent/Carers and students may find the following externally run sites useful:

Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership – Information and advice aimed at parents/carers on your child’s wellbeing.
Home » Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership (suffolksp.org.uk)

Disrespect Nobody – Find out about health relationships, relationship abuse, consent, rape and pornography.
https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk/

Educate against hate – Information and support for parents/carers on the issues surrounding extremism and radicalisation and how to protect your child.
http://educateagainsthate.com/parents/

Young Minds – Information and advice for parents/carers on young people’s behaviour and mental health.
http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents

NSPCC – The underwear rule – Guidance designed to help parents/carers start conversations with young people to help protect them from abuse.
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/

There is also a guide for parents/carers of young people with autism:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/underwear-rule-parents-guide-children-autism.pdf
There is also a guide for foster carers:

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/advice-and-info/underwear-rule-guidance-foster-carers.pdf

Family Lives – A charity set up to help support parents/carers with the changes families go through. This includes a confidential helpline and online chat.
http://www.familylives.org.uk/about/

CEOP – Information to help parents/carers protect their children from online abuse. Also includes information about reporting abuse.
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

The Hideout – A website created by Women’s Aid to help parents/carers understand domestic violence and how it affects young people.
http://www.thehideout.org.uk/young-people/adults-young-people-and-domestic-abuse/

Gangs Line – Information for parents/carers on gangs and youth violence.
http://www.gangsline.com/parenting/parents-general-information.html

Somebody else’s child – Information on private fostering.
http://www.privatefostering.org.uk/

Frank – Information for parents/carers on drugs and what to do if you are worried about your/a child.
http://www.talktofrank.com/worried-about-a-child

Anti-Bullying Alliance – Information for parents/carers on bullying.
https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/

NSPCC – Information and advice about keeping children safe.
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/

NSPCC – The services offered by the NSPCC.
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/services-and-resources/services-for-children-and-families/

NSPCC – Child trafficking – Information on what child trafficking is.
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/child-trafficking/what-is-child-trafficking/

NSPCC – Forced Marriage – Information, advice and guidance on forced marriage, including links to other websites.
https://www.childline.org.uk/Explore/HomeFamilies/Pages/ForcedMarriage.aspx

NSPCC – What is Child Sexual Exploitation – Information on CSE, including signs, symptoms and effects.
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/child-sexual-exploitation/what-is-child-sexual-exploitation/

B-eat – Guidance and support on eating disorders.
https://www.b-eat.co.uk/about-eating-disorders

National Self Harm Network (NSHM) – Help and support on self-harm.
http://www.nshn.co.uk/

Addaction – One of the UK’s leading and largest special drug, alcohol and mental health treatment charities.
http://www.addaction.org.uk/services/addaction-lincolnshire-%E2%80%93-lincoln-resource-site

Mermaids – To support children and families affected by Gender Dysphoria.
http://mermaidsuk.org.uk/

Broken Rainbows – LGBT Domestic Violence charity.
http://www.brokenrainbow.org.uk/help/helpline

Internet Matters – Helping parents keep their children safe online.
https://www.internetmatters.org/

Missing People – A charity that aims to support family and friends of those who go missing.
https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/how-we-can-help.html