Safeguarding

At Bay House we understand that it is our collective and moral accountability to provide the best quality learning for all – so everyone in the school community makes progress, achieves to their best, and is happy and well.

This School therefore recognises its prime responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all learners.

The latest version of our Child protection and Safeguarding policy can be found on our policies page here.

If you have a safeguarding concern or something you would like to discuss please contact a member of the safeguarding team.

You can do this by speaking to a member of reception staff.

If your child has an issue or a concern please encourage them to speak to their tutor, year team (HOY or DHOY) or any member of the Safeguarding Team.

Advice for parents

ThinkNinja

ThinkNinja is a new way to support your child’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. The app is free to download for all students on a smart device such as a phone or tablet. The app supports young people in a range of daily life issues such as being stressed, feeling low or having unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that might be triggered by pressures such as exams, struggling to make friends and social situations.

To find out more, visit ThinkNinja or download the app from our app store here.

Useful Links

  • Safe4me is a website developed by Hampshire police to offer support and guidance to parents when dealing with a range of issues (anti social behaviour, sexting, drugs etc…). It aims to link the knowledge students gain at school to real life and helps parents address these issues with their children. The safeguarding team have found the teachers sections of the website really useful when delivering information about difficult topics to young people.
    https://www.safe4me.co.uk/parents/
  • Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) is a really helpful document for all school staff and parents. It talks through the different types of safeguarding concerns we may encounter with young people and the methods in which we may choose to use when dealing with these concerns.
    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/550511/Keeping_children_safe_in_education.pdf
  • NSPCC are the leading children’s charity in the UK, specialising in child protection. Their website is full of useful resources.
    https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
  • The Broadband Search website has compiled some stats about the dangers that children face when they go online and have outlined some of the best ways you can make sure your child stays safe when browsing.
    https://www.broadbandsearch.net/blog/internet-safety-kids

Smartphones

Citizenship and Well Being Resources

Online Resource Website Brief description
Childline https://www.childline.org.uk Childline is there to help anyone under the age of 19 with any issues they may have, no matter how big or small. They also provide information on bullying, abuse, safety and the law, you and your body, your feelings, home and families and friends and relationships.
NSPCC https://www.nspcc.org.uk NSPCC aims to protect children and prevent abuse. They provide lots of accurate and up-to-date information and resources to help support children.
Samaritans https://www.samaritans.org Samaritans are there, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. They offer a listening and support service to anyone who needs it.
Young Minds https://youngminds.org.uk Young minds aim to help young people feel supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. They are there to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.
NHS Mental Health and Well being https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress- anxiety-depression/ Provide accurate and up-to-date information and support with mental health conditions such as stress, anxiety and depression.
Online Safety
CEOP Think You Know https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk Great advice for young people with regards to staying safe (and well) on-line and reporting any problems/issues.
Childnet https://www.childnet.com/ Great advice for young people with regards to staying safe (and well) on-line and reporting any problems/issues.
Substance & Alcohol Info
Frank https://www.talktofrank.com The Frank website provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about drugs, the laws and the dangers.
Drinkaware https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/ Drinkaware provides independent alcohol advice, information and tools to help people make better choices about their drinking. It also explains the dangers and effects of drinking alcohol.
ASH https://ash.org.uk/home/ ASH works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco. Their website provides accurate and up-to-date information on smoking.
NHS Smokefree https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/why-quit/ smoking-health-problems A website which offers help and support to help people to quit smoking and why it is important to quit smoking.
Sexual Health
Get It On https://www.letstalkaboutit.nhs.uk A great website for advice and information on contraception, STI’s and general sexual health. Gives information on local establishments offering free contraception, emergency contraception, STI testing, etc.
Brook https://www.brook.org.uk Brook provides free and confidential sexual health advice. They provide advice and information on STI’s, contraception, pregnancy, sex, gender, sexuality, abuse, relationships, well-being and staying safe online.
Disrespect Nobody https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk A website which provides information on healthy relationships and support to help recognise when relationships are unhealthy.
Puberty
Always Puberty https://www.always.co.uk/en-gb An excellent website that gives girls information and advice on changes they may experience during puberty and advice and support for periods.
Healthy Eating/ Living
Change for Life https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/food-facts Change for Life is a useful and informative website for children and their families which looks at the importance of healthy eating. They provide food facts, recipe ideas and fun activities for keeping active.
Eat Well NHS https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/ This website provides accurate information on the different types of food that are required to maintain a healthy diet. It also gives some recipes tips and advice.
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  • Bay House School & Sixth Form, Gomer Lane, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 2QP
  • (023) 9258 7931
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