Students: report concerns

If you, a friend or anyone else is concerned that someone might be at immediate risk of harm YOU MUST TELL A MEMBER OF STAFF as soon as you can. You can approach ANY MEMBER OF STAFF and share this information with them. It could be a teacher, a Learning & Pastoral Support Officer (LPSO), someone from the kitchen, reception staff or a cleaner.

All members of staff at Co-op Academy Manchester know the correct procedures to follow to keep everyone safe. If you/they are not in immediate risk of danger and you don’t feel able to tell a member of staff then you can report it by speaking to staff or using Tootoot.

At Co-op Academy Manchester you should:

  • be reassured that you are being taken seriously
  • be supported and kept safe
  • never be given the impression that you are creating a problem by reporting an incident
  • never be made to feel ashamed for making a report
  • be told what will happen next and who the information will be shared with

Confidentiality can never be promised but we shall do all we can to limit who the information is shared with to those who need to know.


Tootoot

An app which makes it simple to report anything from bullying to mental health concerns.

Button: Tootoot

People to talk to outside the academy

You might find you need to speak to someone at evenings, weekends and during holidays. We recommend the organisations below to our students.

Kooth | Kooth.com

A free, anonymous, confidential website where young people can go for online counselling support.

Childline | 0800 1111 | www.childline.org.uk  

A free 24 hour service by phone and online. Their website has some great information about a range of problems.

Samaritans | 116 123 | jo@samaritans.org

Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

Young Minds | www.youngminds.org.uk

A website with lots of information about mental health and the services that are available from the NHS.

Staying safe online

Think U Know | https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

UK Safer Internet Centre | https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre

The latest tips, advice and resources to help children and young people have a safe and positive time online.

NSPCC – Keeping Children Safe Online | https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

From setting up parental controls to advice on sexting, online games and video apps, we can help you to understand the risks and keep safe.