Safeguarding at CCHS

Read the latest CCHS Safeguarding Newsletter
- Autumn 2017

The CCHS Safeguarding TeamThe CCHS Safeguarding Team

As a school we take safeguarding very seriously and have a designated team of staff to promote the safeguarding and welfare of our students. We have a safeguarding office where students can go if they are concerned or worried about anything - this is next to Room G3. We also have an email address that can be used by students to report concerns:-


The team have attended the year group assemblies to highlight what safeguarding is and why it is so important for everyone to take responsibility for their own safety. As part of these they explained what the key features of safeguarding are in school:-
• To protect children from any harm and ensure they have a safe and healthy lifestyle
• Ensuring that our children are provided with a safe environment and a good level of care in every aspect of their lives, not just in school.

We firmly believe that we all have a role in safeguarding children and we believe that working together as a community will ensure the safety of our children so that they are protected from harm and grow up to be responsible and healthy adults we want them to be.

Promoting Bristish ValuesPromoting British Values

We are promoting British Values amongst our students and recent R-E-A-L "Religious, Ethical and Life-long Learning” days have been based around the emotive topic of Radicalisation and Extremism. Educating our students to understand that the extremist behaviours we are witnessing through the media are from a few radicalised individuals; this has been the key message we want our students to understand.CCHS Safeguarding Values


The Prevent Strategy
Essex Police have launched their Prevent Strategy which:

• Responds to the ideological challenge we face from terrorism and aspects of extremism, and the threat we face from those who promote these views

• Provides practical help to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism and ensure they are given appropriate advice and support

• Works with a wide range of sectors (including education, criminal justice, faith, charities, online and health) where there are risks of radicalisation that we need to deal with.

The strategy covers all forms of terrorism, including far right extremism and some aspects of non-violent extremism. However, we prioritise our work according to the risks we face.

If parents wish to find further information about this topic please check the Essex Police PREVENT website -

Additional Support for Students - TeenTalk

TeenTalkIf students need support they can also contact TeenTalk and take advantage of their unique service. TeenTalk offer a support and information service for 11-25 year olds in the Tendring area, which has been built up over the past 18 Years. They offer a self-referral service, there are no time restrictions and no appointment is required. Their support is informal, non-judgmental and confidential.
To find out more about TeenTalk along with the support and activities they offer just follow the link - TeenTalk or call them on 01255 504800

Support for Parents - Free online Safeguarding Training

Parents against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE) have a free online course that helps parents understand what CSE is, recognise the signs, and know what help is available for young people. The course will take approximately 20-30 minutes and we feel it would be time well spent and would urge all parents to have a look.
Follow the link and click on the green "Sign up now, it’s free" box - www.safeguardingchildrenea.co.uk

Link to our eSafety webpage for comprehensive information about staying safe online


Support for Parents - Dealing with the Challenges of Parenting

There are a number of independant organisations that offer addition support for parents with children of all ages. They offer courses on various topics and their websites containg a host of useful information.

Family Lives (formally Parent Line) - www.familylives.org.uk       Tel: 0808 800 22 22
Family Lives is a national family support charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life. We're here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We listen, support and never judge. We believe that happy children come from happy families.

‘Extra Support for Families’ - www.extrasupportforfamilies.co.uk is a local organisation helping anyone caring for children in the Tendring district to help deal with the challenges of parenting. They offer local opportunities for parents to meet, organise one-off workshops and offer a range of parenting programmes.
EXTRA acts as a central agency to co-ordinate the provision of parenting support throughout Tendring. We have a parenting platform every couple of months where practitioners involved in parenting, from Barnardo's Children's Centres, schools, adult community learning, health and so on, gather to share information on what is going on and to find ways to provide what parents need in the area.

The Ministry of Parenting - Based in Colchester, this is an exciting, innovative and growing Community Interest Company that works with parents and professionals to develop creative evidence-based solutions to the challenges faced by families in society today. Their website contains a wealth of information for parents to help them deal with the challenges of bringing up their children - 'The Ministry of Parenting' - www.theministryofparenting.com