Safeguarding at BGS

Beverley Grammar School has a deep commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of students at the School. Clear procedures are in place to manage child protection. The School’s Child Protection and Safeguarding policy lays out procedures to prevent incidents of potential harm: through encouraging openness and support; to train staff to provide protection to young people; and to offer support where necessary.

Our tutor programme seeks to equip all of our students with the guidance they need to help to safeguard themselves and the confidence to ask for support should they need it.

Information for parents

At Beverley Grammar School, we recognise that your child is our responsibility and concern. We want to work in partnership with you, and discuss with you, any concerns we may have or that you may have.

It is a priority to inform and involve you at every stage in your child’s time at the school.

Since the first priority is your child’s welfare, there may be rare occasions when our concern about your child means that we have to consult other agencies even before we contact you.

The East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership has laid down the procedures we follow, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all.

If you want to know more about our procedures or the policy, please speak to the Safeguarding Team at BGS. 

Advice for students

If someone is hurting or upsetting you or making you feel scared, it is not your fault.

You are not alone, there are people who can help you and stop people from making you feel scared or hurt. 

You may be frightened of the person hurting you or your friends, but there are things you can do to get help and make it better.

This may include someone who may be frightening you on the internet or on your mobile

You should:

Tell someone you trust. Such as your friends, teachers, parents, grandparents. Other people at school may be able to help.

Let people help to make things better by stopping the person from hurting you or your friends.

You shouldn’t:

  • Feel embarrassed or alone.
  • Feel that it is your fault or that you are to blame for someone hurting, frightening or touching you. Anyone who tells you that is a liar.
  • Keep it a secret.
  • Feel you have no one to turn to – people are there to help.

Mental Health Support

www.kooth.com

Kooth- mental health videos

Please click here to access a KS3 session 

Please click here to access a KS4 session. 

 

Useful websites and support 

NSPCC – is the UK’s leading children’s charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover                                                                                  www.nspcc.org.uk                       

Barnardos –  Barnardos helps bring out the best in children – no matter who they are or what they have been through.                                                                               www.barnardos.org.uk

CEOP – information on on-line safety for parents and students https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/Parents/ 

Child line – information and advice on bullying, health and mental and emotional health, sex and relationships, family issues etc https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/  

Child Bereavement UK – advice on bereavement and also dealing with children who may be frightened following national, traumatic events such as terror attacks https://childbereavementuk.org/

Childnet – advice and activities for children, parents and staff on e-safety http://www.childnet.com/  or  www.saferinternet.org.uk 

NHS Foundation Trust – Making health information more accessible for families

www.Humberisphn.nhs.uk 

Seed offers support services to people affected by eating disorders

www.seedeatingdisorders.org.uk 

Papyrus – Prevention of Young suicide

www.papyrus-uk.org 

 

Contact numbers for support 

Early Help East Riding Council 9am – 4pm 01482 391700

Children’s Safeguarding Hub East Riding Council Mon – Thursday 8.30 – 5pm Fri 8.30 – 4pm  01482 395500

East Riding Council Out of hours – 01482 393939

Families Information Service (FISH) 01482 396469

Humberside Police non emergency 101 emergency 999

Youth Offending Team 01482 396623

NSPCC – 8am – 8pm 0800 0280285 

CAMHS – East riding 01482 303810

Chat Health – Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm 07507 332891 (text service)

Childline 0800 1111

Samaritans 116 123

LGBT+LOLLIPOP 01482 392200

Substance Misuse – FRANK 0300 123 6600

Crime stoppers 0800 555 111 

Seed 01482 718130

Papyrus 9am – midnight 0800 068 4141

Young Minds – parent helpline 0808 802 5544

Young minds Free Text service 24/7 YM85258