If a child is at risk of immediate harm, please call the police on 999 immediately.
In the King’s Worcester Foundation of schools, we recognise the wide-ranging challenges that families can face in bringing up children and keeping them safe. As a Foundation, we are fully committed to ensuring that we go the extra mile in ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all the pupils in our care. We have a Foundation Director of Safeguarding and Compliance whose role it is to ensure consistent excellence in the provision of safeguarding across all three schools. This is a broad remit, from the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers to a flexible and responsive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education programme.
There may be times when you or your children need extra help and support. To that end, we have signposted you to some useful websites and services at the bottom of this page. If a conversation would be more helpful, please do not hesitate to come and talk to us. Key staff with a responsibility for safeguarding are also listed below but it is important to emphasise that all adults working in our schools have a responsibility to be vigilant in recognising issues early and reporting concerns; the culture in the Foundation is very much one of professional curiosity, where the needs of children come first.
Headmaster, The King’s School
CEO, The King’s School, Worcester Foundation
Well-being Charities and Helplines
Below you will find a number of charities and helplines which can offer additional support and guidance for you and/or your child. Further links to supporting organisations and charities may be found on Firefly.
PAPYRUS UK is a charity for the prevention of young suicide (under 35) in the UK and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional well-being in young people.
PAPYRUS UK offer a suicide prevention helpline, HOPELINEUK, which is staffed by trained suicide prevention advisers, who work with young people – and anybody concerned for a young person – to help keep them safe from suicide.
HOPELINEUK is a free and confidential call, text and email service, which is available from 9am to midnight, every day of the year.
☎️0800 068 41 41 (9am to midnight helpline)
To talk about anything that is upsetting you, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day.
The Samaritans are there, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.
Samaritans are not only for the moment of crisis, they are taking action to prevent the crisis by offering ways to cope and the skills to be there for others.
They offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need.
☎️116 123 (24 hour helpline)
If you’re experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else, you can call SANE. SANE is a leading UK mental health charity improving quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.
SANE was founded in 1986 by its Chief Executive, Marjorie Wallace CBE, following her pioneering articles, The Forgotten Illness, in The Times. These exposed the way in which society neglected individuals and families affected by mental illness, and the lack of information, treatments and strategies for prevention.
The charity aims to:
- Raise awareness and understanding of all mental health conditions.
- Combat the stigma surrounding mental illness and fight to improve frontline services for individuals and carers.
- Provide support, information and guidance through its helpline SANEline, email and ongoing support services, Textcare and Online Forum.
- Promote and host research into the causes of mental illness and the effectiveness of treatments and therapies at the Prince of Wales International Centre for SANE Research in Oxford.
MIND supports minds – offering mental health support whenever you might need it through their information, advice and local services.
When you’re experiencing a mental health problem, supportive and reliable information can change your life. That’s what Mind do. They empower people to understand their mental health and the choices available to them through the following:
- Our Infoline, which offers confidential help for the price of a local call.
- Our Legal Line, which provides information on mental health related law to the public, service users, family members, carers, mental health professionals and mental health advocates
- Our award-winning information, certified by the PIF Tick
☎️ 0300 123 3393 or text 86463
Rethink Mental Illness improves the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through their network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning.
☎️ 0300 5000 927
The Mental Health Foundation has been the UK’s leading charity for everyone’s mental health. With prevention at the heart of what the Mental Health Foundation do, they aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems so that people and communities can thrive.
Whether you have anxiety, stress, anxiety-based depression or a phobia affecting your daily life, Anxiety UK is there to help you.
They offer an extensive range of support services designed to help you to control your anxiety rather than letting it control you.
☎️ 08444 775 774
Supporting mental health and well-being in children and adolescents.
The Wellbeing Hub offers a trusted source of support for your parents, pupils and staff and is designed by experts to meet young people’s social, emotional and educational needs.
The following links provide useful information and guidance to both pupils and parents and guardians to ensure online safety for all.
Social Media eSafety
Domestic Abuse Help
Women’s Aid 24hr Helpline
☎️ 0800 980 3331
Male Domestic Abuse Helpline (24Hrs) Worcestershire
☎️ 0800 014 9082