Moving to a new school is a serious step to take. It can affect your child in many ways. Before deciding to move your child to another school, please consider the following:
Many things that worry you or your child can be sorted out without the need to move schools. We advise that you sit down with your child and ask them why they want to move to a different school. If they mention that they are being bullied or not getting on with other pupils, you should speak to your child’s form tutor or head of year in order to try and resolve the situation. By law, all schools must have an anti-bullying policy.
If after speaking with the form tutor or head of year, you are still unhappy about the way the school is dealing with your concerns, you should make an appointment to speak to the headteacher as soon as possible. Or, you can contact….
In the event of an emergency, dial 999. For non urgent enquiries ring 101. Or to report information anonymously call: Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 or report online here.
Extremism and Radicalisation
If you see or hear anything that could be terrorist related call:
The Anti-Terrorist Hotline: 0800 789 321
Or visit their website here.
Helpline 0845 7023468
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people here.
0116 123 | email@example.com
Forced Marriage or honour based violence
Karma Nirvana – 0800 5999 247
Young people and adults Internet awareness and support
Professionals Online Safety Helpline: 0844 3814 772
Childline – 0800 1111
Derbyshire LGBT+ – 01332 207704
A service for 11-19 year olds in Derby providing support for emotional health, sexual health and also substance use (smoking, drinking, drugs)
01332 888030 Ext. 88572
National drugs helpline offering free, confidential information and advice
0300 123 6600
First Steps Derbyshire
Supporting people who are affected by eating difficulties
Help, support and advice for young people
The Space at Connexions – 01332 643900
Youth2youth – a help line run by young people for young people
020 8896 3675
Addaction – Drug, alcohol and mental health charity