SAFEGUARDING

“They have a very secure understanding of mental and emotional wellbeing and speak frankly about its importance.”

Source – ISI Report, February 2020, Regent Independent College Harrow

“Pupils know how to stay safe online.”

Source – ISI Report, February 2020, Regent Independent College Southall

The safeguarding team at Regent Independent College Harrow comprises:

The Designated Safeguarding Lead and the Deputy DSLs, the management staff, the admin staff, teachers and support staff at Regent Independent College all fully recognize their responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children and young people in our care, and that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. This responsibility encompasses the following principles:

  • To protect children from harm (maltreatment)
  • To prevent impairment of children’s health and development
  • To ensure that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care thus enabling those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully
  • To treat the interests of our children as paramount (taking into consideration their disability, culture and history, and recognising the vulnerability of SEND students)
  • To consider at all times the best interests of the child

Please refer to our Policies page in order to read the full Safeguarding Policy.

You may also find the following resources helpful.

Helplines
Support Line Telephone Helpline 01708 765200 Provides emotional support and information relating to other helplines, counsellors and support groups throughout the UK including helplines and face to face for young people

www.supportline.org.uk

Get Connected 0808 808 4994 It is a free telephone and email helpline which can connect a child or young person to any UK helpline where appropriate. www.getconnected.org.uk
Brook Young People’s Information Service 020 7617 8000 Information, support and signposting service for young people under 25 on sexual health. Also run a confidential enquiry service via the Brook website. 24hr recorded information line on a range of sexual health topics. Centres throughout the UK offering free contraception, pregnancy testing and counselling.

www.brook.org.uk

Childline 0800 1111 Emotional support for children and young people on issues relating to child abuse, bullying etc.

www.childline.org.uk

Child Law Advice line 0808 802 0008 Represents the interests of children and young people in matters of law and policy affecting them. Providing free advice and information service by letter and phone. Free representation service to children and parents in education disputes.

www.childrenslegalcentre.com

Forced Marriages 020 7008 0151 Enter Forced Marriages into search bar at top of site – Service provided by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to protect young people from forced marriages abroad. Service offers help to young people in these circumstances to help get them back to the UK.

www.fco.gov.uk

Samaritans 0845 790 9090 24hr service offering emotional support. www.samaritans.org
Worth Talking About 0300 123 2930 Helpline providing information, advice and guidance for young people aged 12-18 on sexuality and sexual health.

www.nhs.uk/worthtalkingabout

Websites
www.nhs.uk/worthtalkingabout Good information on how to manage anger, section for young people and children
www.childnet.com Site aimed at children and young people with advice on staying safe online, online games, chatrooms, email and mobile phones
www.depressioninteenagers.co.uk An interactive site with resources for young people with depression using self help ideas and relaxation techniques
www.divorceaid.co.uk If you have concerns and fears relating to your parents divorce click on ‘Child Aid’ button at top of home page and then go to the Child or Teenager section as appropriate.
www.dotcomcf.org Giving children the tools to cope with risky situations.
www.kidshealth.org Has a teens section dealing with issues like body image, sexual health, drugs, alcohol etc
www.studentdepression.org Site contains excellent information and help for anyone feeling depressed.
www.teenagehealthfreak.org Lots of information including advice and information on bullying, eating disorders, legal rights, self harm, suicidal, confidentiality when seeing a GP
www.youthaccess.org.uk Online information on local youth information, advice, counseling and support services