If you have safeguarding concerns whilst school is shut down please contact the Cambridgeshire Safeguarding and Child Protection team on 0345 045 5203 (8am-6pm Monday to Friday) or 01733 234 724 (out of hours), or contact the police on 999.
Alternatively, please see below a list of agencies who may be able to help.
Kooth – www.kooth.com
STEM4 – www.stem4.org.uk
Childline – www.childline.org.uk – 0800 1111
Mental Health Foundation – www.mentalhealth.org.uk
Beat Eating Disorder – www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk – 0808 801 0677
Stamp out Suicide – www.stampoutsuicide.co.uk/ – 07766808222
Cruse – www.cruse.org.uk – 0808 808 1677
Young Minds – www.youndminds.org.uk – 0808 8025544
XenZone – www.xenzone.com/ – 0845 330 7090
Samaritans – www.samaritans.org/ – 116 123
Yellow Door – www.yellow-door.net/ – 01223 328051
The Rainbow Flag Award
Coleridge Community College is dedicated to supporting our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ+) students and families. We are currently taking part in the Rainbow Flag Award which is a national quality assurance framework for schools which aims at making learning environments inclusive of and positive about LGBTQ+ young people and families. We hope to complete this award in January 2022.
Here are some useful links and resources for students and their families:
The Kite Trust: A charity based in Cambridgeshire which offers support for LGBTQ+ young people and their families. They offer one-to-one support, social groups and a monthly group for parents and carers. www.thekitetrust.org.uk/
YoungMinds: A parent guide for supporting their child with gender identity issues. https://www.youngminds.org.uk/parent/a-z-guide/gender-identity/
Switchboard LGBT: A listening service for LGBTQ+ people. https://switchboard.lgbt/
If you would like to be be involved or get support for your child or yourself, please feel free to contact Mrs Hickey at Eleanor.Hickey@ColeridgeCC.org.uk.