Student Support at Chorlton High School

We have a dedicated Safeguarding Team at the school whose job it is to make sure that our children feel safe and are able to thrive and access fully their educational opportunities. 

We offer support to students and their families for a whole range of things and we work closely with other support services and agencies, to whom we can make referrals and gain advice on particular issues.

 

Emotional Health and Well Being 

If a child feels they are in need of some emotional health support, they can access this through school. We have some in school support options 

  • THINC Room - Therapeutic Inclusion Room. A safe space, staffed by trained workers.
  • Young Persons Counselling Service - Our School Counsellor is on site 2 days a week offering scheduled sessions and a daily ‘drop in’.
  • 1Stop - A youth mentoring service, in school two mornings a week.

We also advise young people to access On line resources such as Kooth, Childline and Chat Health School has strong links and makes referrals to outside services such as:

  • CAMHS - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • 42nd Street - A central Manchester based service which supports young people with their emotional wellbeing and mental health
  • Eclypse - Free and confidential drug and alcohol service for young people
  • Brook - Healthy lives for young people advice about relationships and sex education

 

Family Support

We know how difficult family life can be, particularly bringing up teenagers. Our team deliver a course called ‘Parenting a Teen’. For more details about this please contact the Safeguarding Team.

We can also support you to access Manchester’s Early Help Offer if you are finding things particularly difficult. School will complete an Early Help Assessment which will allow you to access a range of resources - Financial, Physical, Emotional etc. for more details about Early Help, see here.

 

Keeping Children Safe

All staff at school work within the legislation around Keeping Children Safe in Education. We have a duty of care and as such if we have reason to believe that a child is at risk of harm we will refer to Children’s Services. Please see our Safeguarding Policy for further details.

Our Safeguarding Team are:

Ms Penrose - Safeguarding Lead

Ms Clavin - Safeguarding Officer

Ms Roberts - Safeguarding Officer

Mrs Xiberras - Assistant Head Teacher (LAC Designated Teacher)

Contact our Safeguarding Team - 0161 882 1150 

Safeguarding Policy

 

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