Safeguarding Support for Students and Parents
If you have a safeguarding concern, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the safeguarding team will get back to you.
What to do if you have Concerns Outside of School Hours
All visitors to Ashby School are provided with a copy of our safeguarding leaflet for visitors which contains key safeguarding information and useful contact details.
The Report Abuse in Education helpline can be contacted on 0800 136 663, on Monday to Friday from 8am - 10pm, or 9am - 6pm at weekends. It can also be accessed by email at email@example.com
The helpline was launched by the government in March 2021 following allegations of peer on peer abuse in educational establishments and the testimonies posted online. It is run by the NSPCC to both support potential victims and provide advice to children and adults.
Ashby School is part of Operation Encompass which enables staff to support young people affected by domestic abuse. The school is contacted at the start of the school day if police have attended an incident of domestic abuse involving a relative of any student at the school.
Accessories produced by Leicestershire Neighbourhood Watch to help young people stay visible and safe while out and about can be found here. These include personal safety alarms and hi vis items.
Ashby School has produced its own student self-help leaflet which is available from pastoral staff.
Mental health support:
Extra guidance for parents and students on safeguarding issues:
Kooth (online mental health services for young people)
LGBTQ+ support links:
Mermaids - for gender diverse and transgender young people and their families
Young Stonewall - support for young lesbian, gay, bi and trans people
The Proud Trust - Empowering young people to make a positive change
This list of useful websites on this page has been drawn up to help parents advise their children, on some of the issues often faced by young people. It is also a useful resource for students who are looking for information on any of these topics.
These are trusted and informative websites with advice that is also followed in school.
Parents can always speak to their child's form tutor, year tutor or another member of the pastoral team for support on any of these issues.