Safeguarding

Safeguarding at Northolt High School
 
Northolt High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our students.  We believe that all children have the right to grow up safe from harm to enable them to have the best possible life chances.  Everyone in our school community, including visitors and volunteers, has a responsibility to ensure that all of our students are safe.  
 
Our safeguarding policy can be found here: Safeguarding Policy
 
If you are worried about the safety or welfare of a student, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead or the Headteacher at school.
 
Designated Safeguarding Lead
 
Ms Claire Pott
 
Deputy Headteacher
 
If you believe a child is in immediate danger you should call the police on 999.
 
 
 
Information for families 
 
Below are some useful links for help and advice about a number of issues.  Click on the logos on the left to access the websites.  If you would like to discuss any of these, or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
 
Ealing Council London Borough of Ealing – Directory of support available locally for children and families.
NSPCC NSPCC – advice and resources on a range of issues from supporting teenagers as they grow up to protecting young people online.
ChildLine Childline – telephone advice service for young people operated by the NSPCC
Safer Internet Safer internet – provides information and practical advice on how to ensure your children are safe online. 
Educate Against Hate
Educate against hate – Department for Education website giving information and guidance around the issue of extremism. 
 
Young Minds
YoungMinds – the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing of children, which has useful advice on, among other issues, dealing with exam stress.
 
Disrespect NoBody Disrespect Nobody – Home Office campaign aimed at preventing young people from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships by encouraging them to understand what a healthy relationship is.
Parents' Guide to Tech

Parents’ Guide to Technology – Advice from the UK Safer Internet Centre created to introduce some of the most popular devices, highlight the safety tools available and empower parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.

Papyrus

Papyrus - A national charity for the prevention of young suicide which raises awareness and provides confidential support through HOPELineUK, to anyone concerned about a young person who may be at risk. 

Social Networking

Social media guides – from the UK Safer Internet Centre, explaining the safety settings on many popular social media sites to support young people and their families to use them sensibly and safely.