Ensuring the safety and well-being of students at Queensmead School is our top priority and therefore we have policies and procedures which surround the issue of safeguarding young people.

Safeguarding means that we aim to ensure the well-being of students both emotionally and physically, and will take steps in order to ensure that young people are not at risk, either from themselves or from others.  We continue to monitor vulnerable students and maintain contact with the relevant services.

Students with concerns can do any of the following:

  • Speak to a member of the safeguarding team, posters displaying their photos are across the school site
  • Speak to any teacher they feel comfortable speaking to
  • Use the SOS form on the intranet
  • Use the student disclosure form on the intranet

Parents with concerns can email 

Safeguarding Team

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead – Miss Boyle 
  • Deputy Safeguarding Lead – Mr Kavanagh

Staff with Level 3 safeguarding training: 

  • Mr Lattimer
  • Mr Guthrie
  • Mr O’Reilly
  • Mr Fernandes
  • Miss Reed
  • Mr Seaman
  • Mr Gallagher
  • Mrs Murphy
  • Mrs Truman
  • Mrs Bamber

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

Hannah Ives
Contact: Civic Centre
Tel: 01895 277463

Please click here for our Child Protection Policy and Procedure 

Useful Contacts

If you need to make a report regarding exploitation or online criminal activity, click the CEOP icon below:

Childline – free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK
0800 1111

The Mix – Online guide to life for 16-25 year olds.  Straight-talking emotional support is available 24 hours a day.  Chat about any issue on our moderated discussion boards andlive chat room.

NSPCC – Specialises in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children.
Helpline (adults): 0800 800 5000
Helpline (children and young people): 0800 1111

Papyrus – Charity for the prevention of young suicide, offering confidential support and awareness training.
Helpline: 0800 068 41 41

Parenting and Family Support – Family Lives (formerly Parentline Plus) – Support to anyone parenting a child.
Helpline: 0808 800 2222

Kooth – online counselling support

Links – Young persons counselling Hillingdon
01895 277 222

Samaritans -Emotional support for anyone feeling down, experiencing distress or struggling to cope.
24-hour helpline: 116 123 (freephone)
Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, Chris, PO Box 90 90, Stirling, FK8 2SA.

Youth Access – Information on youth counselling.
020 8772 9900

Young Minds – National charity committed to improving the mental health of all babies, children and young people.  Provides information for both parents and young people.
020 7089 5050 (general enquiries)
0808 802 5544 (parents helpline, for any adult with concerns about the mental health of child or young person)
Young Minds has a Crisis Messenger service which provides free, 24/7 crisis across the UK. Young people can access the text-message based service by texting YM to 85258.

StudentMinds – Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. We empower students with the knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health and support others through our national network of university groups. One conversation at a time, we will transform the state of student mental health.

Kooth – Kooth is a free, safe, and anonymous online mental health service to support to young people aged 11 to 25.
Further details can be found in the FAQs

Anxiety Alliance – Advice and support for sufferers of anxiety disorders, phobias, panic attacks and OCD. Support is available for friends and families of sufferers too.
Helpline: 0845 296 7877 (10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday)

Place to be* – 020 7923 5500

Relate* – 0300 003 2324

Campaign against Living Miserably (CALM) – For Men
0800 585858 – 5pm to 12pm or visit web chat page.

Papyrus* – Under 35’s – 0800 068 4141 – Text 07786209697

Youth Access* -0208 772 9900 Find a service

The Mix* – 0808 808 4994 or text 85258

Harlington Hospice – Bereavement 4-17yrs – 07712234518

P3 – Housing/Addiction/education – 01895 436114

IAPT – NHS England – Online, use postcode to find counselling

Shout* – Text shout to 85258

* for all ages including under 13 years

Who else you can talk to? GP or NHS 111

Hillingdon Mental Health crisis team – Single Point of
access – 0800 0234 650

Please click here to access a variety of alcohol and substance misuse support services

Please click here to access a wide range of additional helplines.