If you have any queries regarding safeguarding at Whickham School please contact Mrs Sarah Maher, Deputy Headteacher on 0191 4960026 ext 281 or Mrs Sarah MacPherson, Deputy Safeguarding Lead on 0191 4960026 ext 300.

Please see the safeguarding materials below (click on links to access) –

Safeguarding at Whickham School – a guide for visitors

Downloadable Guides


Social Media & Mental Health

7 Questions to help you start a conversation with your child about online safety

Facebook Safety




So you got Naked Online – A Guide to Sexting

The App Store



Whats App


More useful information and guides for parents can be found on the National Online Safety Website



Gateshead Safeguarding Children Board Contact Details

Chelseas Choice

Banardos Safety Tips

External Resources


Safer Internet Centre
Provides online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.

National On-Line Safety
Specialists in Online Safety Training for School.  Working to equip staff, parents and pupils with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers.

Childnet International
Works in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

Internet Watch Foundation
Work internationally to make the internet a safer place. We help victims of child sexual abuse worldwide by identifying and removing online images and videos of their abuse.

Internet Matters
Providing help so you can find out more about what your children might be doing online and give you some simple, practical and easy advice on the steps you can take as a parent to keep them as safe as possible.


Gateshead Safeguarding Children Board
Working to ensure every child should grow up feeling safe in a loving, secure environment, free from abuse, neglect and crime, enabling them to enjoy happy, healthy childhoods in which they can fulfil their social and educational potential.

The Childrens Society North East
Transforming the lives of vulnerable children and young people in the North East through the SCARPA and the Warm and Informed Projects

Providing help young people to exit situations of exploitation, reduce risky behaviour and stop them from going missing by keeping in contact with young people at least once a week or more if needed.  They provide help to young people to access support services and maintain relationships with other service providers.

Warm and Informed
Helping young people who struggle to make ends meet by offering financial education and one-to-one support to help young people aged 16 and over to move towards independence.  Improving the employability of those aged 15 and above, and offering safety awareness sessions for young people aged 10 and over.


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