The health, safety and wellbeing of every child is our paramount concern and that is why we listen intently to our students and their concerns. We want to work in partnership with parents and carers to help our students achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution.
Designated Safeguarding Lead - Ms D Singh
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Ms A Stone
WORRIED ABOUT A CHILD?
If you are concerned about a child at Brentford School for Girls, please email/contact the Safeguarding Team or telephone 020 88474281.
Children can contact Childline any time to get support themselves.
In an emergency please call 999 or in a non-emergency call 101.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Support:
Helpful websites on looking after your mental wellbeing:
Where to get further support - mental health and wellbeing
If you are worried about your child or young person’s mental health, seek help from a professional. You may have services attached to your child or young person’s school or college who can help. You could also contact your GP, or look up information on children and young people’s mental health services on your local CCG website or on the NHS website.
If a young person between the age of 11-19 olds, live or attend a school in Hounslow you can now contact the ChatHealth team in Hounslow. This is a secure service delivered by Hounslow School Nurses to support you if you are worried about any aspect of your health or if you are feeling stressed or worried about other issues going on in your life.
To get support all you need to do is send a text to 07507 333 176 and a member of the NHS school nursing team will get back to you within 24 hours from 9am to 4.30pm from Monday to Friday.
In a medical emergency, call 999. This phone line should be used when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk. A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a physical health emergency. For more advice on where to get support for a mental health crisis, please see this NHS page.
Helplines and websites for children and or young person
You may also find the resources below helpful supporting the health, safety and wellbeing of your child.
Changing your privacy settings online - Barnardo’s RUSAFE in Buckinghamshire have shared with us the most up to date advice on staying safe online, particularly with regard to ensuring online privacy settings are secure
- The parents' Guide to Teaching your Teen Online Safety
- Thinkuknow OR youtube search: CEOP internet safety videos (We particularly recommend this one).
- UK Safer Internet Centre
- Get Safe Online
- StaySafe.org's Guide to Internet Safety for Teens
- Virgin Media
- On Line Safety Tips for Kids and Parents
- Bucks Family Information Service offers free, impartial information to families with children aged 0 to 19 years (or up to 25 years with a special educational need or disability), young people and professionals.
Parent Info is a free website and newsfeed for parents and carers. Its newsfeed function enables schools and family-focused organisations to host and share expert advice and information through their own websites.
Parent Info aims to raise parents’ confidence in digital parenting skills and help them to make informed decisions about addressing the risks their children face. To date, Parent Info has commissioned content from over 40 organisations specialising in topics such as sex, relationships, online safety, body image, peer pressure, radicalisation, extremism and mental health.
Parent Info is a collaboration between the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Command and Parent Zone, the leading provider of information, training and support, making the internet work for families.
Sign up is easy, visit www.parentinfo.org and click on ‘Register’.