Safeguarding children and young people is one of the most important issues facing parents, carers and those responsible for educating and empowering children and young people.
Safeguarding across the school community has become even more complex in the context of children’s access to technology and use of social media. We request that all parents pay particular attention to the information provided on the app relating to the issues surrounding the safety of social media platforms.
In order to tackle this issue we have signed up for the “Safer Schools App”. It helps support and protect children by educating and empowering them and their parents/carers at school and at home.
Step 1: Download the app
Step 2: Search for Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School
Step 3: Type in the appropriate login code
Year 7 and 8 students 3447
Year 9, 10 and 11 students 4898
kooth.com is an online counselling and support service commissioned by Leeds CCG. The service has been running very successfully in Leeds for the past year, for 11-18 year olds, and is now accessible for 10 year olds across the city, as well as care leavers up to 25 years old.
It is a safe, confidential and anonymous way for young people to access emotional wellbeing and early intervention mental health support. In 2018-19 kooth.com was accessed by over 130,000 young people and is now commissioned by over 100 CCG areas. Fully trained and qualified counsellors and emotional wellbeing practitioners are available until 10pm each night, 365 days per year, providing a much-needed service for emotional support in an accessible way.
In response to the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Catholic Care will be launching its Community Response Service to support those in our Catholic communities who are sick, self-isolating, have been adversely financially impacted or are finding it difficult to cope.
The service will be available Monday - Friday 8-6pm
A team of Catholic Care workers (we may expand later to incorporate volunteers) will be available to support parishioners and families in a number of ways:
- A telephone support service. This service will provide a listening ear and a friendly voice for those experiencing isolation in their community.
- A pick up and drop off groceries and pharmacy service.
- A dog walking service
- A hamper delivery service for those experiencing financial hardship.
Please contact us on 07739975001 or 07739975008 or 07739975009 or email email@example.com or Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to access this service or you would like to refer a person in your Parish or school community.