As a community, Longsands Academy works to dispel bullying so that everybody can have a space where they are able to work and learn in peace and safety. This will ensure that Longsands provides an environment where every child can feel:
- Able to enjoy and achieve
- Able to contribute to future economic well-being
- Able to make a positive contribution.
Students can talk to their Form Tutor, a member of Student Services or any member of staff. In addition, Parents/Carers and Students can report bullying or concerns by emailing: TellUs@astrea-longsands.org We are committed to working in close partnership with students, parents and outside agencies.
Please follow this link to view the Anti-Bullying Alliance’s interactive tool which includes a huge amount of advice and information for parents/carers. Together and united, we can stamp bullying out!
During any times we are closed you can pick from this list of services if you need to talk to someone. If you work with a Young People’s Worker, Centre 33 or the Young Carers you can contact them directly on the numbers they have given you. You can also email TellUs@astrea-longsands.org and someone from the safeguarding team will help you.
We value the support and help provided by the large number of local and national support agencies that exist. They can be called upon to offer addition guidance on key topics. Outlined below are a selection of websites designed for young people and their parents/carers.
St Neots has a Food Bank which is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by the Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK – further details can be found here: https://stneots.foodbank.org.uk/
|Service||Information/Support Offered||Contact details|
|CAMHS Live||Support with feelings of Depression, Anxiety, Self-harming, Suicidal thoughts, Stressed||www.nhft.nhs.uk/camhslive|
|Young Minds||Crisis Messenger||text YM to 85258|
|Childline||Online, on the phone help about all areas of concern. Web site is full of useful information||0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk|
|VOICE||victim of theft, robbery, attacks, abuse, violence, harassment, or stalking?||0300 3031965|
|CIRV||In a Gang and want out? Know someone else who needs help getting out of gang related activity?||call 24/7 on 07539183975|
|CASUS||Need help with Drug & Alcohol abuse? CASUS is an early intervention drug and alcohol service for young people aged 10-18 in Cambridgeshire.||01223 214614|
|STEM||Supporting teenage mental health||www.stem4.org.uk|
|NHS||For your mind, for your body – support for all areas||www.nhs.uk|
|NSPCC||National Society for the Protection of Children||0808 800 5000 (free)|
|Samaritans||Support for people in crisis||08457 909090|
|School Nursing||Chat Service||07480 635443|
|Kooth||Free safe and online support for young people||Kooth.com|
|CHUMS||Mental health and emotional wellbeing to support children||Chums.uk.com|
|Peterborough: 0330 0581 657|
|Cambridgeshire : 0330 0581 659|
Information for Young People & Families
Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre (CEOP)
National Working Group
Child Sexual Exploitation – Warning signs for Parents & Carers
Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)
Sex Education Forum
Supporting Mental Health