Our Students


Our Safeguarding Policy

Our safeguarding policy is available on request from the school office or by clicking on the button below. As a school we are committed to safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children and young people. Our expectation is that all staff and volunteers share in this commitment.

If you are worried about a child, yourself or someone else in the Sweyne Park community please contact one of the Safeguarding Team via email.

Support for Students and Pupils mental health:

This is available from Kooth, which is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.  Students and pupils can access this provision via:  https://www.kooth.com/

Pupil and Family Support: Students and pupils engaged in therapeutic support in school are able to email their 1:1 member of staff, using the format above.  Please do also cc Mrs Whitcombe in to any emails, in case the member of staff is unwell.   Unfortunately, this facility is not available for Mr Roberts, in this instance please email Mrs Whitcombe.

Pupil and Family Support may be contacted using the email addresses you already use, but please do cc them to Mrs Whitcombe. Parents/carers who may need to contact our Learning Development department, should please contact Mr Bradley, on the email above, likewise, if you should need to contact our Resource Base for Hearing Impaired Pupils, please contact Mrs Jacobs.

Parents and carers may choose to supplement the school online offer with support from online companies and in some cases individual tutors. I can’t emphasise enough the importance of securing online support from a reputable organisation/individual who can provide evidence that they are safe and can be trusted to have access to children. Where there is a crisis there will be those individuals who will seek an opportunity to take advantage of children,  to groom and then abuse.

Safeguarding Team

Stephanie Whitcombe
Designated Lead:


Richard Bradley
Deputy Designated Lead:


Vanessa Brend
Deputy Designated Lead:


Joy Jacobs
Deputy Designated Lead:


Alick Robertson
Deputy Designated Lead:


Mon – Fri 7:45A.M. – 4:00P.M.

Keeping Children Safe

Worried about a child or a member of their family? You can email the Safeguarding Lead and their deputy by using:

Download Policy Emotional Wellbeing

CEOPS have released resources for parents to use with their children. The resources help children stay safe online and will give parents the opportunity to further discuss these matters.

Parental Support Available

Inclusive Digital Safety Hub

Launched in October 2020 and aimed at professionals, parents/carers, children and young people, the Inclusive Digital Safety Hub is a collaboration between Internet Matters and South West Grid for Learning to empower parents, carers, and professionals with tailored advice and insight to make meaningful interventions in the lives of children and young people most likely to experience online risks. It’s the first of its kind and well worth a read.

Digital Safety Hub

Internet Matters

For support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online visit www.internetmatters.org.

London Grid for Learning

For support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online visit www.lgfl.net.

Parent Info

For support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online visit parentinfo.org.


For advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk.

UK Safer Internet Centre

For safety tips, advice and resources for parents and carers visit www.saferinternet.org.uk.


For guidance on supporting mental health during the (COVID-19) pandemic visit https://tinyurl.com/tq8daw8.


For Anti terrorism/radicalisation resources for parents the Department for Education recommends visiting educateagainsthate.com.


For support for parents and careers from the NSPCC visit www.net-aware.org.uk.


For advice with more difficult topics such as sex, relationships and the internet or body image and peer pressure visit parentinfo.org.

Parents Protect!

For resources, publications, posters and other awareness raising material that will help us prevent child sexual abuse visit www.parentsprotect.co.uk.


Student Support Available

NHS - Every mind matters

For advice on looking after your mental health visit www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters.

School Nursing Service

For a message from the School Nursing Service visit this link.


For some excellent resources for both adults and children visit this link.

Anna Freud Center

For excellent resources for self care re: mental health and anxiety visit this link.

REACH Wellbeing Hub

This resource is available to anyone experiencing mental health and wellbeing issues within the Rayleigh, Rochford, Southend and Castle Point areas visit www.trustlinks.org.


For an easy to use website with a section called ‘Explore’ which includes information about being safe online and with mobiles. visit https://www.childline.org.uk/.

Essex Child Health

Open Week Tours 9:00am every day from Thursday 23rd September to Tuesday 5th October.
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