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Safeguarding and Wellbeing

In periods of time when the school is closed, you may find yourself in need of safeguarding advice. If you have an immediate safeguarding concern, please phone 999 in the first instance for support.


If the safeguarding advice that you require is not urgent, please draw on one or some of the services listed below. These services have been used by thousands of students and families and have a proven track record in offering support when it is most needed.


For any family or child who is unsure of what support they require, there is a central Single Point of Access phone number - 0300 123 4496 - which provides the opportunity to discuss the types of support that might be appropriate.  This is also the number to call if a child requires urgent mental health support.


A new text service has been introduced by SHOUT and the Crisis Text Line, as part of the Kent and Medway “Release the Pressure” campaign.  Anyone, of any age, who requires immediate mental health support just needs to text the word “Kent” or “Medway” to 85258.  This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Kooth is a mental health and wellbeing online platform for young people aged between 10 and 16 years of age, across the whole of Kent. The service is free and can be accessed 24 hours a day. As well as being a source of information and support, young people can also chat to a friendly and fully-qualified counsellor during the following hours:

  • Monday to Friday, between 12.00pm and 10.00pm;
  • Saturday and Sunday, between 6.00pm and 10.00pm.


Moodspark  and the Kent Resilience Hub are helpful websites in order to learn about mental health and find tips/resources for keeping emotionally healthy. Young people can also text ChatHealth via 07520 618850 between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday – this text service provides support for physical and mental health.


It is possible to self-refer to the Children and Young People’s Counselling Service, if you feel the need, by clicking here. Anonymous support for anyone at or over the age of 16 can be accessed via Togetherall.


You can also book an appointment through your GP to support with any mental health difficulties that your child may be experiencing. GPs may also need to complete the Front Door referral form


Fearless is a website where young people can access non-judgemental information for advice on crime and criminality. You can also pass on information about crime 100% anonymously.


For other useful links, see below:

Teen Mental Health - A Guide for Parents | (



If you have any concerns relating to the online safety of your child, the designated team for Child Exploitation and Online Safety team (CEOP) is the best port of call.


Childline is a useful tool for providing support and advice on a range of topics, including online safety and issues surrounding COVID-19.


Report Harmful Content can be used in addition to the CEOP reporting tool to help report any harmful content across all online platforms. They offer advice for a range of different websites and applications and can support young people and parents through the process of reporting any problems. They also offer guidance on what is considered to be harmful content and the different types that young people may come across.


For more generalised support about keeping children safe and resources and advice, you can visit the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).

Report Abuse in Education helpline


The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to establish a dedicated independent helpline for people who have experienced abuse in education. The Report Abuse in Education helpline comes after a high number of anonymous testimonials were submitted to the Everyone’s Invited website, documenting abuse in all types of schools, colleges and universities.


The helpline went live on 1 April and will provide both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools with support and advice, including onward action such as contacting the police if they wish to. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals. Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people. 


The dedicated and confidential NSPCC helpline - Report Abuse in Education can be reached on 0800 136 663 or by email at

In School Support


In school we have a dedicated team to support students with safeguarding/wellbeing concerns.


The Designated Safeguarding Team:

RoleStaff Member
Strategic Safeguarding OversightMrs Denny, Headteacher
Lead DSLMiss Goldson - Assistant Headteacher: SEND & Transition
Deputy DSLMrs Lamberth - Senior Assistant Headteacher: Behaviour and Attitudes
Deputy DSL Sixth FormMrs Bartlett - Assistant Headteacher: Head of Sixth Form
Trained DSLMr P Chittenden - Assistant Headteacher: Quality of Education (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning and Assessment Oversight)
Trained DSLMiss M King - Assistant Headteacher: Quality of Education (Literacy and Oracy)
Trained DSLMr Sus - Assistant Headteacher: Quality of Education (Timetabling and Logistics)
Trained DSLMrs M Price - Assistant Headteacher Teaching and Learning-Implementation
Pastoral Managers - Years 7, 8 and 9 (KS3)

Mrs Pilcher
Mrs Oliver

Miss Batchelor

Pastoral Managers - Years 9, 10 and 11 (KS4)
Pastoral Manager KS5

Ms Turney


Further Support Services for Students:


The St Josephine Bakhita Student Hub


This hub lies in the heart of the school and is a student support area, where students can go to access wellbeing support and receive additional learning support. This is via an alternative curriculum pathway, through targeted intervention sessions that are based around English, Maths, vocational studies and qualifications and social skills development.



Our WHOOSH (We're Here Out Of School Hours) Homework Club is also based here. Please contact Miss Goldson on if you would like a place for your child at our homework club.

Online Safety


Online Safety covers issues relating to the use of technology, such as the Internet, portable devices, electronic communication and digital media. St Simon Stock Catholic School understands that as technology advances new benefits and risks are formed and that we will need to adapt to these. St Simon Stock Catholic School is committed to the safeguarding of its members and as such views the Online Safety policy as part of Safeguarding and Child Protection.


With technology developing so rapidly and enhancing everyday activities it is important to integrate the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and the Internet into education and school life. This allows students to learn and understand the benefits and skills associated with technology. so that they are equipped to evaluate what the benefits and risks are to enable them to evaluate situations for themselves safely and then take appropriate actions. The schools Internet access is designed to enhance and extend education. All students will be taught what is acceptable and what is inappropriate. Students will be given clear rules to follow when using Internet for their own safety and these must be adhered to.


Please click here for the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Please click here for the Online Safety Policy

Our Values



Prayer & Faith




We must ‘Go and do likewise’, to serve the needs of others.

We are ‘One Body in Christ’, inclusive and welcoming to all.

We are called to ‘be constant in prayer’ to discern God’s love. Students are invited to faith, participating in regular acts of workshop as forms, classes, year groups, and a school.

Students are expected to be hopeful, showing respect to themselves, their peers, teachers and the environment.

Students are expected to be charitable through acts of service in school and the wider community.

Students are expected to maintain a scholarly attitude in all lessons and work to the best of their ability and engage where they can in extra-curricular activities.


Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.