Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Where to get advice and help

Above all else we want you to be happy and safe. Not only in school - ALWAYS.

Most importantly - if you ever feel worried about ANYTHING you can talk to ANY adult in the school as they would want to help. 

REMEMBER - a secret is only fun if it's a nice secret. 

At Hammond School we have some adults who are specially trained in keeping children safe and they have lots of special ideas and ways to keep you safe - Mrs Evans, Mrs Ney, Mr Beswick and Mrs Goggin.  It may sometimes feels like they are very busy but they would stop what they are doing to listen to you at any time.

Here are some situations and advice for you that you may find helpful:

- If you need some first aid, speak to a grown-up or come to the school office where someone will help you.

- If you need to report an incident involving another child, like someone calling you a name or being mean, always report it to a grown-up as soon as possible. The problem cannot be sorted out or stopped, if no one knows about it.  If you are not comfortable speaking to an adult in school, you could speak to one of our Playground Ambassadors or an older child who you can trust to report the problem.

Have you heard something?

Has someone said something to you or have you heard something that has upset you?
Has someone offered you something that you know is wrong - like a drink or some food or sweets? 
Are you worried about any of your friends because they have said something?

If your answer is yes to any of those questions then you MUST tell an adult.  You can tell someone at school or at home but please tell SOMEONE.

Have you seen something?

You probably can use an iPad, a computer, a phone – you may even have one of these devices for yourself.

THINK…………

Has anyone ever sent you a text message that has worried you or upset you?
Have you ever seen anything on a computer, an iPad or phone that has worried you, upset you or frightened you?
Has someone ever asked you to do anything uncomfortable whilst you’ve been on your iPad, phone or computer?

If your answer is yes to any of those questions then you MUST tell an adult.  You can tell someone at school or at home but please tell SOMEONE.

Have you felt something?

Has someone made you feel uncomfortable about how or where they have touched you?
Has someone hit, punched, smacked you or hurt you in any way?
Has someone asked you to touch yourself or show them parts of your body that have made you feel uncomfortable?

If your answer is yes to any of those questions then you MUST tell an adult.  You can tell someone at school or at home but please tell SOMEONE.

At school we have talked about PANTS:

Privates are private.
Always remember your body belongs to you.
No means no.
Talk about secrets that upset you.
Speak up, someone can help you.

If you want to find out more about PANTS or the Underwear Rule, take a look at the document below.

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU

Please never be worried that the adults in your school will think that your worry is silly.  If it’s on your mind then it matters to us.

You can tell us anything.

We will do everything we can to keep you safe and happy.

WE ARE HERE, ALWAYS

If however you don't want to talk to an adult in school for whatever reason, there are other people you can talk to.

childline

Childline has people who can talk to you over the phone or online via an online chat. They can be trusted to listen to you, they will not judge you and they are trained to help. Just ring 0800 1111, or go to www.childline.org.uk

Visitors in your School

All the adults in the school have to sign in every day – it’s a bit like doing a register. All the adults must also wear their work badge with their name on it every day.

If an adult comes in who doesn’t work in the school then they also have to sign in to say that they are in the building.  You will notice any visitors as they have to wear a special visitor badge around their neck.

If you ever saw someone you didn’t recognise who didn’t have a visitor badge then you MUST tell someone.

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