The Newbridge School adopts a child centred and co-ordinated approach to safeguarding.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. At The Newbridge School all adults make sure their approach is child-centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child. 

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined as: 

  • Protecting children from maltreatment 
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development 
  • Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care 
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

All staff at The Newbridge School have a role to play in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. 


Contact - during the school day

If you need to contact the school's safeguarding leads during the school day, Monday - Friday between 8:00 - 15:30, please contact via the details below:

Any concerns can be raised through any member of the safeguarding team, by emailing [email protected]  

Mr. Mick Rowbottom – Co-Headteacher and Lead DSL  - [email protected]  


Safeguarding - out of hours support 

Should you require any advice or support with safeguarding, please refer to the following contacts 

Leicestershire County Council 

First Response 

If you have significant concerns about a child’s safety

0116 305 0005 


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Report Remove Report Remove is here to help young people under 18 in the UK to confidentially report sexual images and videos of themselves and remove them from the internet. Click here for the website 

Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help. 

0800 1111 


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Contact the NSPCC helpline 

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support. 

[email protected] 


0808 800 5000 

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The Samaritans  Confidential emotional support 

116 123


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FRANK  Confidential drugs information and advice 

0300 123 6600 


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NHS Central Access Point

Leicestershire Partnership Trust offers a mental health central access point for anyone needing mental health support for themselves or others.


0808 800 3302 


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CEOP Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?
Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors
Click here for the website 


Operation Encompass

All Leicester City and Leicestershire County schools are part of Operation Encompass which is a safeguarding initiative aimed at improving outcomes for children and families affected by domestic violence and abuse. 

Operation Encompass is a protocol whereby schools are formally notified of any reported incident of domestic violence at an address at which children are present or normally resident. It is run in partnership with Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and with Leicestershire Police. 

All public agencies currently share information where there are safeguarding concerns or risk of harm to children and the Police now share information about all incidents of domestic abuse through Operation Encompass. 

To further support the welfare of children, when any domestic abuse incident has been reported to the Police during the school term and one of our pupils was in the household, the information is shared with the Designated Safeguarding Lead. 

This system has been introduced because domestic abuse in a household can have a huge impact on children, even if they do not see what is happening. 

This information will be used to ensure the school is able to provide appropriate support for pupils. The information will remain confidential and will only be shared on a strictly need-to-know basis. For example, with the class teacher. It will not be shared with children. 

If you would like to speak to someone in confidence about domestic abuse, call the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0800 802 0028. 


Youngminds Crisis Messenger

The YoungMinds Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258. 

We know that finding the right support is important, especially if you need someone to talk to right now. We aim to connect every texter to a trained volunteer promptly to provide crisis help. They will listen to you and help you think more clearly, enabling you to know that you can take the next step to feeling better. 

It is free and confidential to text our service from the following major networks: 
EE, O2, Three and Vodafone. 

These include - BT Mobile, Tesco Mobile, Virgin Mobile, iD Mobile, Sky, Telecom Plus, Lebara and GiffGaff. Some Android phones issue a warning that you will be charged for texting us, provided you are on one of these networks this warning is incorrect and you will not be charged. If you text us from a network that is not on this list there is a possibility that you may be charged for the messages and that they may appear on your bill, this is because some networks do not provide the capability to message short codes. 

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