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    Safeguarding and Mental Health

    At Camden School for Girls, we take our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of our students very seriously. Our aim is to provide an environment in which they can thrive and reach their full potential. To achieve this, the welfare and safety of our students is paramount. Our safeguarding policy and subsequent procedures sets out how we will meet our statutory duty as set out under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002.

    We recognise the importance of creating and maintaining a safeguarding culture that will help all pupils to feel safe, secure and respected.

    We want to encourage them to talk openly and enable them to feel confident that they will be listened to, and this is why we provide them with opportunities to discuss issues and report problems affecting their safety and wellbeing. We do not tolerate any form of bullying, harassment and discrimination or inappropriate, sexualised or offensive language.

    We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that all pupils receive effective support, protection and guidance in order for them to feel safe.

    For our Safeguarding and Mental Health policies please visit Policies section.

    Key Safeguarding contacts:
    • DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) - Kathia Derrar,
    • DDSL (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) - Jenny Man,
    • Safeguarding administrative support - 
    Key Mental Health contacts:
    • Designated Mental Health Lead - Kathia Derrar
    • Deputy Designated Mental Health Lead - David Aronsohn,




    Useful mental health resources

    How to report sexual harassment or any other form of abuse

    Camden School for Girls takes the safety & wellbeing of all our students very seriously and we have a ZERO tolerance to all forms of abuse; this includes sexual violence (sexual assault, intentional sexual touching and rape) and sexual harassment (unwanted conduct of sexual nature such as sexual comments, sexual jokes or taunting, physical behaviour like interfering with clothes or online harassment such as texting).

    We are here to listen, so to report any of the above, you can:

    Step 1

    Talk or write to your Tutor or any of the following:

    • The School Nurse (every Wednesday in room 2.2)
    • The Reception Team
    • Your Head of Year
    • A Teacher
    • A Learning Mentor (Ms Kennedy or Miss Beckles)
    • Ms Derrar (the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Mental Health Lead) or Ms Man (Deputy DSL)
    Step 2

    The school will provide you with all the support and care needed depending on the nature of your concern.

    Step 3

    You can also contact the NHS urgent mental health line on 0800 151 0023 or any of the agencies below: