At Priory school we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students. We will ensure that children are safe, feel safe and are helped to learn to be safe.
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Assistant Headteacher: Personal Development & Welfare
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL)
For any Safeguarding concerns out of hours please contact:
SPoA (Single Point of Advice) on 01323 464 222 Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.
Out of hours, with serious concerns that cannot wait until the next working day, contact the Emergency Duty Service 01273 335 906 or 01273 335 905 Monday to Thursday 5pm to 8.30am and Fridays, weekends and bank holidays after 4.30pm to 8.30am.
The school believes that it is vital to give parents and carers access to useful resources so that they can help keep their children safe online. Online safety is a safeguarding issue rather than a technical issue - it is more about parenting and communication skills than technology. Please click here to read more about online safety at Priory.
Health and Wellbeing
Below are links to external information and advice on a variety of issues. The aim is to:
• Provide parents with practical advice, guidance and support on areas of concern that sometimes cause anxiety or stress when supporting their teenager.
• Provide students with practical advice on how to support themselves and where to seek additional support.
Some of the links are to websites that provide their own advice and guidance; other links are to articles that may be of interest that are linked to the subject matter.
BullyingUK - advice on bullying, cyberbullying, support for students, parents and schools
Bullying.org - downloadable app to overcome bullying
Caring for someone
Drinking and drugs
FRANK - information about drugs, help and advice
Nacoa - information and support for everyone affected by parents drinking
Addaction - support and advice from the UK's leading drug, alcohol and mental health charity
Mayo Clinic - tips to protect your teen
Beat Eating Disorders - information and contact details
NHS Choices - information and warning signs
Teenshealth - information
General wellbeing and advice
The Mix - contact number, 1-2-1 chat and crisis messenger, Chathealth – text message number 07507332473
Rise Above - exam stress
Open for Parents - parenting teenagers section
Text your nurse - confidential advice
Mediation Plus - mediation, conflict resolution and training
Good diet and nutrition
Nutritionist Resource - information and tips
Healthy packed lunches advice :
Health and wellbeing
Young Minds - how to cope with mental health support
Childline - advice on numerous topics
Health During Lockdown
Mental health, resilience and mindfulness
Students Against Depression - information and asks students how they are feeling
Time To Change - personal stories
E-Motion - online counselling
NHS - mental healthline
Samaritans - support line
Sudden Bereavement - support line and advice
See our page all about online safety here
CEOP - online sexual abuse or concerns with online communication
UK Safer Internet Centre - information about the internet and advice
Educate Against Hate - resources on safeguarding children from radicalisation
Lets Talk About It - preventing young people from becoming terrorists
Self Harm UK - what is self-harm?
Psych Central - helping your child reduce self-harming behaviour
NSPCC - self-harming - positive parenting tips
NHS - getting help
Samaritans - support line
Sexual health, sexuality and puberty
Allsorts Youth Project - groups
Depend - support for those transitioning and for family and friends
Brook - sexual health and wellbeing information
The Circle Room - sexual health clinic
Childline - transgender support and gender identity
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