If you are worried or need advice there is lots of help available both in school and from other organisations. This information is also available on the Westbury Helpcards in school.
NSPCC /Childline – 0800 1111 – Free, confidential (you don’t have to give your name), open day and night to answer your phone call or online at childline.org.uk
School Nurse – Healthy diet, fitness, smoking, safe sex, feeling poorly, got a health concern, want to know your height or weight. Our nurse is in every two weeks, ask Ms Williamson, Ms Wilkins, your teacher or TA if you want to see the nurse.
School Counsellors – Our school has two counsellors, Julie and David. They can help with lots of things such as relationship issues, stress, anger, self-harm, anxiety, bereavement, family problems, exam stress, bullying, anything you want help or advice with. Ask Ms Williamson, Ms Wilkins, your teacher or TA if you want to see Julie or David.
Safeguarding Team – Our school Safeguarding Team members are Mr Wells, Ms Williamson and Ms Wilkins. You can speak to them at any time if you need help with a problem in or out of school, or if you would like to see the Nurse or Counsellor.
Think You Know – Keeping yourself safe on the internet – thinkyouknow.co.uk offers help, advice and information on all internet issues. Log in and click on the age box that applies to you.
CEOP Online Safety – The National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command are here to help children and young people. They are here to help if you are a young person and you or your friend (up to age 18) has been forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity with anyone online, or in the real world. They also have advice and links to support for other online problems young people might face, such as cyberbullying and hacking. Visit their Safety Centre for advice and to report directly to CEOP, by clicking on the Click CEOP button.
Pupils in Key Stages 3 and 4 may also find these organisations useful:
Frank – Drugs information, help, advice, worried about a friend or yourself? You can talk to Frank online at talktofrank.com, by email, live chat, text – 82111 or phone – 0300 1236600. Phone lines are open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
BLAST project– For boys only. Free, confidential (you don’t have to give your name). Text or phone 07808 863 662 if you need support about safe relationships, online safety, sexual exploitation, grooming.
KOOTH – Free, confidential (you don’t have to give your name) online support website where young people can log on for help – kooth.com
Lifeline Journey – Under 18, affected by drugs or alcohol issues? You can see the Lifeline worker in school – ask Ms Williamson, Ms Wilkins, your teacher or TA. Out of school you can ring 0115 9484314. A worker will meet you at a place of your choice.