Safeguarding and Wellbeing
The Broxbourne School – Safeguarding Statement
We are an Equal Opportunities employer. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All postholders are subject to employment checks and a satisfactory enhanced check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. (World Health Organisation).
We all have mental health and anyone can develop a mental health issue. Prevention is the only sustainable way of reducing the burden caused by mental and behavioural problems (World Health Organisation).
At The Broxbourne School, we aim to promote positive mental health for every member of our staff and student body. We pursue this aim using whole school approaches with a focus on early intervention, and specialised, targeted approaches aimed at vulnerable pupils. In addition to promoting positive mental health, we aim to recognise and respond to mental ill health, promoting a safe and stable environment for pupils and staff affected both directly and indirectly by mental ill health.
Lead Members of Staff
- Pastoral Assistant Head: Designated Safeguarding Lead (Mr L Sweetland)
- Assistant Head and Director of Sixth Form: Mental Health Lead (Mrs L Reynard)
- Deputy Mental Health Lead (Ms R Bishop)
- Pupil Mental Health Lead (Ms R Bishop)
- Staff Mental Health Lead (Ms H Smith)
- Lead First Aider
Youth Concern Trust (YCT): Counselling and therapeutic support charity for children and young people aged 5-25 Contact details: YCT House, Maddox Road, Harlow, Essex. CM20 3GA. 01279 414090 email@example.com
School Nurse: Can now be accessed online and referrals made by parents, teachers, GP’s and other health professionals.
CAMHS: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Contact details: Single Point of Access (SPA) 0300 777 0707 firstname.lastname@example.org
A Wellbeing Signposting Guide for Young People, (produced by Hertfordshire County Council and Mind Network), is available on the school website
The Mix - https://www.themix.org.uk/
Sandbox - https://sandbox.mindler.co.uk/
Young Minds – https://www.youngminds.org.uk
Healthy Young Minds in Herts - https://www.healthyyoungmindsinherts.org.uk/young-people
Health for Teens - https://www.healthforteens.co.uk/
Childline - https://www.childline.org.uk/
Anxiety UK - www.anxietyuk.org.uk
National Self-Harm Network - www.nshn.co.uk
Factsheets and Advice
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