Student Support Services
The Green Paper entitled ‘Every Child Matters’ was published in September 2003 and outlined the Government’s proposals for the reform and improvement of childcare, following the death of Victoria Climbie, and the subsequent investigation by Lord Laming. The aim of the green paper was to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfil their potential.
Student Support Services was established to help to reduce the barriers to learning, to help to build resilience, to offer support and guidance and to help to meet the individual needs of each student, whatever that may be.
Emphasis is placed on the importance of offering early help to promote the welfare of children as soon as possible. We can offer support through our mental health nurse, art therapist, school counsellor or support worker who can work with students on a 1:1 basis, or in small groups. Safeguarding and Child Protection is also supported through Student Support Services and the safeguarding team. (Policy: Offer of early help)
Recently, St Peter’s has been given the opportunity to take part in a national programme which aims to make mental health support for young people more available when they need it. This programme will enhance the provision already offered to our students. Find out more about the Trailblazer Programme.
If someone is really getting you down it helps to talk … maybe to a family member, friend or someone at school. What about your tutor, Head of Year or someone in Student Support Services?
WORRIED ABOUT …..
- Abusive or controlling relationship
- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
- Sexual Harassment
- Forced marriage
- Body image and diet
Or anything else you need help with – we are here to help
Samaritans Freephone: 116 123 Email: email@example.com
Childline Ring: 0800 1111
Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline Freephone 0808 801 0606 (5pm – 10pm daily) www.gloucestershireselfharm.org TEXT: 07537 410022
Youngminds TEXT: YM to 85258
Forced Marriage (Freedom Charity) 0845 607 0133 Text: 4freedom 88802 Smart phone App
Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) Ring: 0207 008 0151 (Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm)
Out of hours – 0207 008 1500 ask for Global Response Centre
FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) Ring: 0800 028 3550 firstname.lastname@example.org
Teens in Crisis 01594 372777 TEXT: 07520 634063
Relationship Abuse GDASS 0845 602 9035 Email: email@example.com
Suicide Prevention 0800 068 4141 www.papyrus-uk.org/help-advice/about-hopelineuk