Safeguarding and SHARP
The school considers your safeguarding and child protection to be of the highest priority.
SHARP (School Help Advice Reporting Page)
If you have a concern you can use the school's SHARP system to report it. So if you are being bullied, or someone is making you feel uncomfortable or unsafe in or outside of school, or you want to pass on information about a friend that you are worried about, use SHARP.
https://theblueschool.thesharpsystem.com/The SHARP site allows you to retain anonymity, if preferred. This is a CONFIDENTIAL way to stop YOU or a FRIEND or SOMEONE you have seen from SUFFERING.
No issue is too small and you are not wasting anybody's time. If you are worried .... REPORT it and get the HELP!
There is a self harm service called 'harmless', https://harmless.org.uk/, which is worth checking out.
There is also a 'calm harm' app which is a free app that helps people manage their urge to self harm.
The SAFEGUARDING TEAM at THE BLUE
Safeguarding Lead: Miss B Cox
Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Miss V Castle
Don't forget that you can always talk to any member of staff about your concern - your tutor, pastoral team leader, subject teacher or member of the support staff that you know. Yes, all our staff have been trained and they will ensure that the right people are told so that the right help can be given to you.
You can also contact a member of the safeguarding team direct:-
- Miss Cox, Miss Castle or Mrs Loxton (ask to see at the Pastoral Office),
- Mr Harvey (ask to see at Reception),
- Mrs Balkham or Mrs Allan (office in Milton next to MG-2),
- Mrs Bridges (Science)
As well as in school there are lots of external organisations and support groups who can take action to help you or provide advice and guidance. Sometimes it can seem that there is too much information! Don't worry - don't forget you can always ask someone at school to point you in the right direction.
Support for Transgender, Non-binary and Gender-diverse young people
You can also contact our Safeguarding Governor, Mrs Bradley, via email:
COMPLAINTS ABOUT YOUR SAFEGUARDING
If your concern is about how the school is or is not doing something that is making you feel unsafe or unhappy, then you can always raise a complaint.