Safeguarding Information and Resources

Quick Link to Parents/Carers Resources


Operation Encompass 

In conjunction with Lancashire Police, Carr Hill High School is involved in a national initiative called “Operation Encompass”.  The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in, heard or witnessed a domestic abuse incident.

Following an incident, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset, worried and unprepared.  Operation Encompass aims to ensure that appropriate school staff are made aware early enough to help and support children and young people in a way that means they feel safe and included.

This is a valuable initiative that means we can help and support students and their families within our school when they need us most.

You can find out more information by visiting the Operation Encompass website here or by contacting Miss L Coulthard at school (Key Adult at Carr Hill High School)



Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) is a Police website offering advice and support regarding online safety. The website has the facility for you to report any issues regarding the suspected online sexual exploitation of children. 

Are you worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?

As a parent/carer, do you have concerns or need some guidance?

Please click the logo here to access the website, find out more information or report an incident.


Prevent Extremism 

At Carr Hill High School we are committed to preventing extremism and radicalisation to keep our pupils safe. Over the last few years, global events have led to a growth of extremist viewpoints, including advocacy of violent extremism. Schools have an important part to play in both educating children and young people about extremism and recognising when pupils start to become radicalised. Recently the Government launched an ‘Educate Against Hate’ website designed to provide practical advice for schools, parents and students about tackling extremism and radicalisation. More information can be found here.

Below you will find a selection of resources which contain important guidance for parents designed to support you.


Carr Hill High School Contacts for Safeguarding Concerns 

(Listed in order to be contacted)

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Miss L Coulthard 01772 682008


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr D Morton 01772 682008


Back-up Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr A Waller 01772 682008


Back-up Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr A Penney 01772 682008


Back-up Designated Safeguarding Lead - Miss A Jordinson 01772 682008


National Online Safety


National Online Safety provide a variety of information and guidance for parents relating to online safety and age-appropriate apps and sites that children can access.

Here are 5 posters relating to TikTok, Online Bullying, Twitter, New Devices and HiPal which you may find useful.

TikTok Guidance

Combat Online Bullying

Twitter Guidance

Stay Safe on New Devices

HiPal Guidance


General Guides

National Online Safety have produced helpful guides to all apps and websites parents and young people may be using. A selection is available below, for more information visit their website - National Online Safety


Playstation 5 - What parents/carers need to know

Xbox Series X / S - What parents/carers need to know

Remote Education Tips for Parents/Carers


Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Safety Guide & Tips

Among Us Safety Guide & Tips

League of Legends Safety Guide & Tips

Tellonym Safety Guide & Tips

Amazon Alexa Safety Guide & Tips

How to Maintain Good Mental Wellbeing During Isolation

How to Clean Devices Guide

Trolling & Online Abuse

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

Music Streaming Apps and Sites

Fitness Trackers

Location Tracking Guidance

Gaming Streamers and Influencers Guidance

Screengrabs Online Safety Guide

Instagram Online Safety Guide

Xbox One Online Safety Guide

Facebook Online Safety Guide

Minecraft Online Safety Guide

TikTok Online Safety Guide

Social Pressures Linked to ‘Appearance’ Online Safety Guide

Social Pressures Linked to ‘Social Media Influencers’ Online Safety Guide

Social Pressures Linked To ‘Friends and Followers’ Online Safety Guide

Social Pressures Linked To ‘Likes’ Online Safety Guide


Useful Health Websites

Click the links below to access these helpful and informative health websites - 


Young Minds

NHS Choices




BBC News Health



NHS - Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

NHS - Quit Smoking

Rehab 4 Addiction


Public Health England - Information

Exploring Social Media

Online stress and FOMO (Fear of missing out)

Bullying and cyberbullying



Lancashire Mind - Self Esteem and Talking about mental health

Lancashire Mind have created some helpful leaflets and guides regarding self-esteem and confidence, but also about how to have those difficult conversations about mental health. There is also a helpful go-to guide, full of links from a range of departments and support networks. 



Practical tips on topics such as - 

Sharing images

Live streaming



Quick Link to Parents/Carers Resources

Parents/Carers Resources

New documents

Parent Online Safety Support Guide

Parent Online Safety Support Guide

Parent/Guardian Online Radicalisation Information and Support

Online Radicalisation Information and Support


Local Contacts and Support for Mental Health

Mental Health - Local Contacts

Mental Health Support Leaflet


Bullying Guidance


Cyberbullying Research Centre

Stop Bullying


Online Safety, Support and Gaming Guidance

Broadband Parental Controls Advice from GoCompare

The well known price comparison website has created a guide for parents to ensure that their children stay safe when using the internet. Setting parental controls for the internet can help you decide what you would like your children to be able to access online, it can reduce the chance of your child stumbling across inappropriate sites and you can also monitor what you child has been looking at online. Find out more below - 

GoCompare - Broadband parental controls and internet safety for children


VPN Mentor

E-Safety support

Facebook Support
Facebook Safety Centre

Online Safety
NSPCC and O2
Online safety helpline: 0808 8005002 

Online Safety
Get Safe Online

Instagram Support
Instagram Privacy & Safety

Facebook Support
Facebook Safety Centre

Website Support

Facebook -
Twitter -
Youtube -
Google -
Instagram -
Snapchat -
Skype -
Tumblr -
Pinterest -

Online gaming
Ask About Games

Console games support

Setting safety and privacy settings for social media apps
PGEI games ratings explained
Where to go for help with problems your child is having online
How much time do children spend online
Should parents worry about what their kids are doing online
How does your childs internet use compare
Under 13's social media
How old does your child have to be
Social media are young people addicted
What is and isnt legal online
Online myths and facts
Preventing violent extremism what parents can do
Gang signs and how to prvent involvement
If your child is in a gang
What can make young people vulnerable online
How do abusers do what they do


Domestic, Sexual Abuse and Relationship Guidance

NSPCC have launched a  new campaign, Listen To Your Selfie, which aims to teach young people about online sexual abuse and what constitutes a healthy relationship. The campaign, which has been funded by BBC Children in Need, features two films where selfies come to life and question a situation – The Game focuses on a same-sex online grooming scenario, and The Party highlights peer-to-peer sexual pressure and grooming.

CEO Peter Wanless said: “Most of us talk to people online and it’s a great way to stay connected and make new friends. But it can be a playground for paedophiles, exposing young people to groomers who trawl social networks and online game forums exploiting any vulnerabilities they may find. Young people may not understand what is right or wrong in a relationship, or what to do if something makes them feel uncomfortable, online or offline. ‘Listen To Your Selfie’ is aimed at helping young people recognise signs they are being manipulated, controlled or exploited so they feel empowered to make their own decisions or choices. We hope that by putting this in the spotlight we can help young people to feel able to speak up if they feel worried or scared about a situation or relationship."

Parental advice
Parent INFO

Sexual abuse concerns
Parents Protect!

Child sexual exploitation


Sexting in schools and colleges

Domestic abuse support

Relationship issues

Home Office Information Guide


Drugs Guidance

Drug use

Drug Watch


Gangs and Violence Guidance

Gang and violence
Home Office Early Intervention
Preventing gang involvement and youth violence: advice for those commissioning mentoring programmes (PDF)


Additional Links for Students (for info)

Bullying Guidance

Bullying and harassment
Anti-Bullying Alliance

Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign


Online Safety, Support and Gaming Guidance

Online safety

Common Sense Media

Online safety
Cyber Street

Online safety
Digital literacy and Citizenship

Digital citizenship

App advice for young people
YouTube / Facebook / SnapChat / WhatsApp / Instagram


Domestic, Sexual Abuse and Relationship Guidance

Child sexual exploitation
Know and see the signs

Teen relationships
Act on it

Gender identity

Domestic violence
Nice and serious



Drugs Guidance


Recovery Village

Legal highs
OASIS partnership
How we deal with legal highs

Drugs support
Talk to Frank


Wellbeing and Mental Health Guidance

Body awareness
Body Gossip

Mental health issues
Young Minds & Head Meds


Time to Change

Prevent story's
Prevent tragedies

Positive messages
Kid President


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