This page is for our children - advice to help you to stay safe and be a happy and healthy person.

Staying safe (support for children)

Staying safe (support for children)

If someone is hurting you, doing things to you against your will or being mean to you, tell someone: your parents, your friends, trusted teachers or other staff at school. You should also tell someone if you’re worried about someone else (another child you know, or even an adult). When we’re talking about bullying, don’t forget what STOP means in our school:

  • the definitionSeveral Times OPurpose
  • the solutionStart Telling Other People

At our school, the staff with special training to help you to be safe are: Miss McFarland, Mrs Banks, and Mrs Smith alongside Mr Sutton and Mrs Scott-South, who make sure that everyone in school is safe. You can also send an email for help and advice to: keepsafe@dringhouses.co.uk

You don’t have to speak to those members of staff – any adult in school will be able to help you.

Are there any other options?

If you don’t want to speak to someone in school, there are other ways to help. 

Childline

You could try calling Childline on 0800 1111 or visit their website here which is full of useful advice about friendships, stress and anxiety, and loads of other useful stuff.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection

If you’re being bullied online or if you have any concerns about things on the internet, speak to a trusted adult, call the police or visit the Child Exploitation and Online Protection website

YoungMinds

The YoungMinds crisis messenger service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258. There’s also lots of useful information and advice on the YoungMinds website.

Extra support

There is an independent helpline for people who have experienced sexual abuse in a school or other educational setting: 0800 136 663. You can also email: help@nspcc.org.uk. The helpline provides both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools with support and advice, including onward action such as contacting the police if they wish to. The helpline also provides support to parents and professionals. Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.

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