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 Safeguarding and Online Safety

 St Anselm’s Catholic School recognises the importance of providing a Christian ethos and environment within school that will help children to feel safe, secure and respected; encourage them to talk openly; and enable them to feel confident that they will be listened to. All those directly connected have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure.

Where to go for help

Is someone in immediate danger? Do you need support right away? If so, please call 999.

Designated Safeguarding Leads

  Email  Tel: 01227 826200

Policies: Child Protection and Safeguarding; Online Safety 



 Support Services

In periods of time when the school is closed, you may find yourself in need of safeguarding advice.  If the safeguarding advice that you require is not urgent, you are able to access support via the following services:

                              Online Safety                                   

Online Safety Parent Page -  useful information and links to help keep your child safe online. 
Online Safety Student page -  student information for staying safe online. 
CEOP   Concerns related to the online safety.  Report Harmful Content can be used in addition to the CEOP reporting tool to help report any harmful content across all online platforms.     Report abuse
Mental Health and Wellbeing
GP  -  You can  book an appointment through your GP to support with any mental health difficulties. 
Childline  Useful tool providing support and advice on a range of topics, including online safety. 

School Public Health Service -  you can  self-refer to the Children and Young People’s Counselling Service.   Anonymous support for anyone at or over the age of 16 can be accessed via the Big White Wall

Shout -  A  text service  for anyone, of any age, who requires immediate mental health support just needs to text the word “Kent” or “Medway” to 85258.  This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Kooth -  a mental health and wellbeing online platform for young people aged between 10 and 16 years of age, across the whole of Kent. The service is free and can be accessed 24 hours a day.  Young people can also chat to a friendly and fully-qualified counsellor during their allocated hours. 
Moodspark and Kent Resilience Hub -  Learn about mental health and find tips/resources for keeping emotionally healthy.  
Young people can also text ChatHealth via 07520 618850 between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday – this text service provides support for physical and mental health.

Kent Police -   Non-emergency.

You can call 101 for non-emergency enquiries. There are some things you can also report online. Your report will be dealt with by the Police control room in exactly the same way.  You can also report anonumously to Crimestoppers. 

Fearless - a website where young people can access non-judgemental information  about crime and criminality. You can also pass on information about crime  anonymously.
Help for Households

We understand times are difficult for some families in this cost of living crisis. These websites signpost support available from businesses and help for household costs:


https://helpforhouseholds.campaign.gov.uk/ Kent Together  

 Alterntively, there is a 24 hour helpline via   03000 41 92 92

The Prevent Duty 

Parent toolkit -  a useful guide to protecting your children from online hate, extremism and fake news. 

Educate Against Hate -  In 2016 an "educate against hate" website was launched by the Education Secretary, as part of a renewed drive against extremism. This page includes links and information on warning signs, how to talk to children about extremism and steps to take if you are concerned. 

Single Point of Access

If you are unsure what support they require, there is a central Single Point of Access phone number - 0300 123 4496 - which provides the opportunity to discuss the types of support that might be appropriate.  This is also the number to call if a child requires urgent mental health support.