We believe that in order for young people to thrive they must feel confident, relaxed and secure. Wellbeing is at the heart of Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form.
We aim to provide a safe and supportive environment for all members of our community, which includes students and their families. Sometimes factors beyond a student's control can impact on their life in the school or students can find it hard to manage their emotions and their behaviour. These issues must not become a barrier to their achievement and the achievement of others.
There are many ways we can help, from our school counselling team, useful advice or working alongside external agencies.
If you have any concerns about a child’s welfare then please contact the school by emailing email@example.com
Please be aware that this email address is only monitored during office hours. If you have an urgent safeguarding concern outside of office hours, support can be accessed via the following services:
If a child or young person is in immediate danger, call 999.
Essex Children’s Social Care: out of hours or bank holidays, please call the emergency duty team on 0345 606 121
Essex Safeguarding Children Board: www.escb.co.uk/parentcarer/
EWMHS (Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service). For urgent or out of hours help: 0300 555 1200
Childline: 0800 1111
Give Us A Shout: www.giveusashout.org or text SHOUT to 85258
Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection.
Our policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school. We are committed to:
We recognise that because of the day-to-day contact with children, school staff are well placed to observe the outward signs of abuse. The school will therefore:
We will follow the procedures set out by the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and take account of guidance issued by the Department for Education.
Every school has a designated teacher for looked after children. Foster carers, residential workers and social workers should make Mrs Wager, Assistant Headteacher, their first point of contact for advice.
The Education of Looked After Children team is also available for advice and support.
Ministerial and Public Communications Division
Department for Education
Telephone: 0370 000 2288
Fax: 0161 600 1332
The national helpline is open between Monday and Friday, 9am to 5pm, although you may get a quicker answer by calling between 9am and 10am, or between 4pm and 5pm.