The safety and well-being of our students is a priority. When young people are subjected to behaviours such as verbal or physical abuse, harassment or violence, it is NEVER ACCEPTABLE. Southend High School for Girls is committed to challenging these behaviours so that all members of our school community are safe and feel safe. Our aim is for these issues to be reported so that they can be dealt with swiftly and those affected supported.
SHSG students can speak in person to a member of our Pastoral and Safeguarding Teams in school if they are worried about something. However, we understand that sharing things that may be upsetting is not always an easy thing to do face to face. To encourage students to come forward we have an anonymous online reporting system.
The system is designed to act as another way for students to tell a responsible adult at the school about any issues that they or others might be having. This might include:
- A student or someone else being bullied
- Something happening online that a student does not feel comfortable with and needs some advice
- If a student feels that somebody at the school is at risk
- If a student has witnessed or been subjected to abusive, discriminatory or intimidating behaviour
Please note that we aim to respond to reports within 48 hours during school time. The inbox is not monitored at weekends and during school holidays when the school is closed.
Any student requiring immediate support should contact appropriate services directly. If at immediate risk of harm or abuse call the police 999.
Childline 0800 1111. Samaritans 116 123.
The NSPCC have launched a dedicated helpline for children and young people who have experienced abuse at school, and for worried adults and professionals that need support and guidance, including for non-recent abuse. If anyone needs help or advice or to report abuse in education they can contact NSPCC on 0800 136 663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.