23/03/2020– IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDING UPDATE – SCHOOL CLOSURE
Queen Katharine Academy fully recognises its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children and young people in its care. This duty of care will continue throughout the school closure and designated staff will be available to contact if you have any worries or concerns.
If you have a safeguarding concern about a child or young person you can contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead on the following email addresses;
In an emergency where a childs life is at risk please contact the police on 999 providing as much detail as possible.
You can also share any concerns with the NSPCC by contacting 0808 800 5000, via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or go online https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/reporting-abuse/report/
If you or someone you know is suffering with their mental health please contact your GP via the phone alternatively if there is a mental health crisis please call NHS 111 option 2. Please avoid attending A&E for any non-emergencies.
There are lots of resources on the QKA wellbeing page which can be found here https://www.qka.education/page/?title=Student+Wellbeing&pid=213
The QKA Safeguarding page can be found here
Useful contact numbers
Child line - 0800 1111
ChatHealth (text line for students) – 07480635443
TextUs (text line for parents) - 0752064987
Samaritans – 116 123