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Samuel Whitbread Academy

Safeguarding

The safeguarding team 

Mr T Rowell (Designated Safeguarding Lead)| trowell@bestacademies.org.uk

Mrs T Clark (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead)| tclark@bestacademies.org.uk

Mrs J Saggers | jsaggers@bestacademies.org.uk

Mrs J Abbott | jmabbott@bestacademies.org.uk

Mrs C Bonham | cbonham@bestacademies.org.uk

Miss V Yadav | vyadav@bestacademies.org.uk

Mrs M Godfrey | mgodfrey@bestacademies.org.uk

Miss A Priano | apriano@bestacademies.org.uk

Miss C Tabert | ctabert@bestacademies.org.uk

Mr R Sinclair rsinclair@bestacademies.org.uk

Mrs J Swift | jswift@bestacademies.org.uk

Sharon Dickman (Chair of Governors & Safeguarding Governor)

 

Student Support:

Please find a list of support websites and agencies in the local area.

bullying

Bullying
Website: www.bullying.co.uk

Anti-bullying Alliance (ABA)
Brings together more than 65 organisations with the aim of reducing bullying and creating safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. 
Website: www.anti-bullying.org

Beatbullying
Beatbullying is the leading bullying prevention charity in the UK and provides anti- bullying resources, information, advice and support for young people, parents and professionals affected by bullying. 
Website: www.beatbullying.org.uk

counselling services

Bedford Open Door 
Website: www.bedfordopendoor.org.uk

CHUMS Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service
Tel: 01525 863924
Website: www.chums.uk.com

Hear2Listen 
Website: www.hear2listen.org.uk

Relate Bedfordshire and Luton 
Website: www.relatebedsandluton.org.uk

Sorted Counselling Services 
Tel: 01582 891435 appointments (Mon-Thur)
Email: admin.sorted@talktalk.net

Kooth
Website: www.kooth.com

Bedfordshire Wellbeing Service
Website: www.bedfordshirewellbeingservice.nhs.uk

Youth information, advice and Counselling Services
Website: www.youthaccess.org.uk

cyber safety

CEOP
Website: www.ceop.police.uk

Childnet International
The UK's safer internet centre
Website: www.childnet-int.org

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) 
Website: www.ceop.police.uk

Internet Watch Foundation 
Website: www.iwf.org.uk

Safe4Me
Child Centered Policy. An initiative from colleagues in West Mercia who have produced a range of materials aimed to promote self-help and signpost support for families and young people around cyberbullying.
Child Centered Policy

Thinkuknow 
Website: www.thinkuknow.co.uk

drugs and alcohol services

ADFAM 
Website: www.adfam.org.uk

ASC (Alcohol services for the Community) 
Website: www.alcohol-services.co.uk

Aquarius
Website: aquarius.org.uk

CAN (PLAN B) 
Website: www.can.org.uk

National Drugs Helpline (FRANK)
Tel: 0800 776 600 (24 hrs free advice)
Website: www.talktofrank.com

NHS choices 
Website: www.nhs.uk

lgbtq

Family Friends of Lesbian and Gays (FFLAG) 
Website: www.fflag.org.uk

Stonewall
The lesbian, gay and bisexual charity. 
Website: www.stonewall.org.uk

Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH)
Educational Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH) is a charity and training agency helping people and organisations affected by homophobia. The website gives guidance, contact details and a freephone helpline. 
Website: www.eachaction.org.uk

mental health

CHUMS
Website: www.chums.uk.com

Papyrus
Prevention of Young Suicide
Website: www.papyrus-uk.org 

Rethink
Rethink Mental Illness helps millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes and changing lives.
Tel: 0845 456 0455
Website: www.rethink.org

Young Minds 
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Young person’s helpline: 020 7336 8445
Parent helpline: 0808 8025 544
Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

NHS
Website:  www.nhs.uk
www.chathealth.nhs.uk

sexual health advice

Brook Advisory Centres 
Website: www.brook.org.uk

The Grove Pregnancy Crisis and Post Abortion Centre 
(Care Confidential for pregnancy and post abortion support).
Website: www.careconfidential.com

Family Planning Association (FPA)
Website: www.fpa.org.uk

Contraception and Sexual Health Services
Website: www.icash.nhs.uk


We aim to make SWA a safe and happy place to learn and work. If you have any concerns about the safety or welfare of any of our students please inform a member the safeguarding team.

The Samuel Whitbread Safeguarding Policy can be found here.