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Safeguarding notices

If you have any concerns about your child, please contact your child's form tutor, head of year or the safeguarding team at Greenshaw. 

During lockdown, students will be spending increased amounts of time online so we would like to share some information to help your child to stay safe. Safeguarding updates will be posted below and on our Twitter feed @GreenshawHigh. There are also links to many useful resources about online safety here.

All safeguarding letters to parents can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.


1st March – Kooth

Kooth is here for our young people (it's an online wellbeing service for children and young people). Parents and carers are encouraged to join a webinar to find what's on offer and how they provide support. Click this link to choose the day and time. There is a booklet about Kooth FAqs at the bottom of the page.


12th February 2021 - help for parents/carers in the half term holiday

Please download the helpful booklet at the bottom of the page.

There is further information here https://www.greenshaw.co.uk/care-and-support/student-support/safeguarding


14th January – Ask for ANI

On 14th January, the Ask for ANI (Action Needed Immediately) scheme is being rolled out as a code word scheme to provide a discreet way for victims of domestic abuse to signal that they need emergency help from the safety of their local pharmacy. Victims of domestic abuse will be able to use the code word ANI in participating pharmacies to let staff know that they require an emergency Police response or help contacting a helpline or specialist support service. When a victim uses the code word or asks for help, the member of staff will offer to accompany the individual to the consultation room. They will then check whether the victim wants the police to be called. If so, the staff member will offer the use of a phone to dial 999 or make the call on the victim’s behalf. Participating pharmacies will have the logos above displayed.


5th January 2021 - Warning about Omegle website

Please check that your child is not using a website called Omegle which promotes the idea that friends are boring, so chat to strangers. It is for over 18 year olds but we have been made aware of children as young as 11 using it to video chat with strangers, which has resulted in threats to life, racial abuse and the sharing of videos of live sexual acts. There is some really useful information here.


18th December 2020 - help for parents/carers in the Christmas holidays

Please download the helpful booklets below.

There is further information here https://www.greenshaw.co.uk/care-and-support/student-support/safeguarding


20th October 2020

Please talk to your child about how to keep themselves safe on the way home from school as it starts to get darker earlier. Here is some advice from the police: https://www.met.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/violence/stay-safe/


15th September 2020

Exploitation can happen anywhere, to any child. Exploited children do not always look vulnerable. Learn how to look beyond the obvious and spot the signs. We're joining @BTP and @childrensociety in asking the public to #LookCloser. Learn more: https://bit.ly/31Vd3Kv


8th September 2020

The safeguarding team would like to share some useful information with parents/carers about social media. You might be aware that an upsetting post has been very widely shared on Tik Tok recently, which the company are dealing with and they are hoping to have completely removed it within the next few days.  In the meantime, you might want to restrict your teenager’s use of TikTok. Here is a link to a helpful document which explains how to set your teenager’s privacy settings and how to link your Tik Tok account to your teenager’s account, which enables some wellbeing features: https://www.internetmatters.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Internet-Matters-TikTok-Guide-3.pdf .