Preston Manor is committed to providing safe environments for children and young people through robust safeguarding practices. To view the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy please see attachment at the bottom of the page.
If you have a safeguarding concern, you can contact a member of the safeguarding team in school hours: Ms Dale, Ms Juliette, Ms Surani and Mr Brougham at the Upper School and Mr Atkinson or Ms Siddique at the Lower School.
If you wish to speak to social services about a safeguarding concern, you can contact Brent Family Front Door at:
If anyone is in immediate danger, please ensure you call 999
Helpful Resources for Students
If you are a student and wish to speak to someone outside of the school, the following resources may be useful:
Childline: https://www.childline.org.uk/ or 0800 1111
Young Minds: https://youngminds.org.uk/
Kooth: https://www.kooth.com/ Please note that Kooth remains open, meaning that you have access to support throughout the Christmas period.
Samaritans: https://www.samaritans.org/ or 116 123
Helpful Resources for Parents
If you are a parent and wish to speak to someone about your child, the following resources may be useful:
Young Minds: https://youngminds.org.uk/ or call the parents’ helpline on 0808 802 5544
Building Relationships for Stronger Families: https://tavistockrelationships.org/stronger-families
As a school, we follow the Prevent duty and work closely with key organisations to prevent radicalisation and extremism. Anyone who has information that they wish to bring to the attention of the police anonymously can do so by calling the Anti-Terrorism hotline on 0800 789 321. Please click on this link for the Prevent duty published by the Department for Education.
A common feature in county lines drug supply is the exploitation of young and vulnerable people. The dealers will frequently target children and adults - sometimes with mental health or addiction problems - to act as drug runners or move cash so they can stay under the radar of law enforcement.
People exploited in this way will quite often be exposed to physical, mental and sexual abuse, and in some instances will be trafficked to areas a long way from home as part of the network's drug dealing business.
As we have seen in child sexual exploitation, children often don't see themselves as victims or realise they have been groomed to get involved in criminality. It's important that we all play our part to understand county lines and speak out if we have concerns.
You can find further information on county lines and how to report your concerns here: https://www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/what-we-do/crime-threats/drug-trafficking/county-lines