SAFEGUARDING AT LORETO COLLEGE

Loreto’s Safeguarding Policy recognises the duty of care Loreto has to help ensure the safety and welfare of all our students and staff.

The policy aims to:

  • Embed a positive safeguarding culture which allows the growth and learning of all in a safe and secure environment.
  • Promote the training and development of staff, within the workplace and learning environment, to be alert to the possibility of safeguarding incidents and how to deal with these.
  • At all times act with justice, compassion and respect for the dignity and worth of all members of the college community, whilst at the same time acting in accordance with the college’s legal safeguarding responsibilities.

The Governing Body is actively involved in safeguarding training and receives regular updates on safeguarding practices across the college. Please view the college’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy here

Please click here for more information on our safeguarding team at college.

REPORT ABUSE IN EDUCATION HELPLINE:

EVERYONE’S INVITED: 0800 136 663

The NSPCC has been commissioned by the Department of Education to set up an independent helpline for children, parents and professionals to seek expert, sensitive advice from the NSPCC and safely report sexual abuse that has happened or is happening in educational settings.

Please call the helpline on 0800 136 663, Monday to Friday from 8am-10pm, or weekends from 9am-6pm. You can also email help@nspcc.org.uk.

The parent/child relationship is the foundation to keeping children safe and supporting their social development and educational attainment.

Parenting can be a challenging task. Maintaining a positive relationship can sometimes be difficult as children grow and develop and seek an identity that may be different from their own family.

THE CHILDREN’S SOCIETY

Signs of risky behaviour and where to get help if you are worried about your teenager. If your teenager shows one of these signs in isolation there may not be cause to worry. But the more signs you identify the greater the risk that something is seriously wrong.

Areas of advice include:

  • Being groomed or sexually exploited (sometimes called child sexual exploitation or CSE)
  • Online grooming
  • Depression or anxiety

FURTHER SOURCES OF SUPPORT AND INFORMATION:

College – If you have a concern please talk to your son/daughter’s Head of Hall or another person in the college you trust as soon as possible. They will be able to help and can access support for you and your son/daughter.