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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.


11th November – Useful advice for parents on online safety

Some great advice for parents on online safety: Answer some simple questions about your family and get a personalised online safety toolkit. See their website here.


21st October - Help for the holidays booklet

Please download our Help for the Holidays booklet here (or at the bottom of the page) for all sorts of useful advice and support.


19th October – Understanding your child: Solihull Approach

Please download the information poster attached for free online courses for parents/carers and grandparents.


19th July - Help for the holidays booklet

Please download our Help for the Holidays booklet at the bottom of the page for all sorts of useful advice and support.


19th July - #selfcare summer booklet for secondary school students

This brilliant booklet about self care over the summer holidays can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.


19th July - Online safety information for parents and carers

The Internet Watch Foundation has shared a useful booklet with us called Making sure your home doesn’t have an open door to child sexual abusers: a guide for parents and carers.

You can download the booklet at the bottom of this page.


28th June - How to remove nude images shared online

Childline has shared useful information about how to remove nude images shared online: https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/remove-nude-image-shared-online/


17th June - Free parenting programmes for Sutton residents

Free parenting programmes for all Sutton residents: The Solihull Approach offers a series of online parenting programmes for all parents-to-be, parents, grandparents or carers of any child from the antenatal period to age 18 years, with the aim of providing a safe space for parents and carers to feel more confident in their approach to parenting. The courses cover different periods throughout a child's life and are suitable for all parents and carers, including those whose children have additional needs, i.e. ADHD or ASD. Register at www.inourplace.co.uk and apply the access code: TREE
For technical support, contact solihull.approach@heartofengland.nhs.uk, or call 0121 296 4448 (Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm.)

21st May – Inspire drug and alcohol service

Inspire is the drug and alcohol service for Sutton, delivered by Cranstoun in partnership with South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust and Sutton GP services. The service offers advice, support, treatment and recovery for anyone experiencing alcohol and drug problems in the London Borough of Sutton. You can download a leaflet with more information about their services here.


18th May - A guide for parents and carers about online sexual abuse

Young people are being contacted in their own homes on online platforms and apps and asked for sexual pictures and videos, while their parents and carers believe they are safe.

More and more sexual abuse material is created by offenders who coerce and groom children into sexual activities, often in children’s own bedrooms and bathrooms. They then record this via webcams or livestreaming services. It’s known as ‘self-generated’ child sexual abuse imagery.

The Internet Watch Foundation has produced a guide for parents and carers, called the TALK checklist to help keep your child safe online. You can download it here.


10th May – Met Police notice – Bromley area

The Met Police have made Sutton schools aware that there have been a number of reports of children being approached in the Bromley area. In order to provide reassurance in the community they have heightened their visible presence and they urge anyone who feels worried or concerned to approach their officers. They are encouraging the public to remain vigilant, but not to be unduly alarmed.

Superintendent Andy Brittain of the Met's South Area Command, said: "Please be assured that if we have reason to believe that there is a specific danger we will make sure that our communities are fully aware immediately. I would strongly encourage members of the public to approach our officers if they have any concerns or have any information that could prove to be beneficial to our investigations.”

Police statement following reports of children being approached in... - Metropolitan Police


1st April – Support during the Easter break

Please download our Help for the Holidays booklet at the bottom of the page for all sorts of useful advice and support.

There is a new Good Thinking Mental Wellbeing service from the NHS: https://www.good-thinking.uk/
There are lots of useful links for parents, kids, professionals.

19th March – Gummy bear warning from Metropolitan Police

We have received a safeguarding message from the Metropolitan Police about what appear to be regular JELLY SWEETS, GUMMY BEARS or similar sweets. Please see the poster attached.


12th March – Gummy bear warning

We have been made aware that there have been a couple of issues in the local area today, where young people have eaten cannabis gummy bears and have become very ill.  They look like normal sweets unless you look at the packet very closely, and they are very easy to buy online.  If we receive more information about this we will share it with you here.

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 .