St Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy fully recognises that keeping our students safe and promoting their wellbeing is of utmost importance. Everyone who comes into contact with children has a role to play in safeguarding. The curriculum provides opportunities for students to become equipped with the skills they need to keep themselves safe and lead healthy lives. Our PHSE programme, assemblies and tutorial programme enables students to develop the attitudes needed to lead responsible lives. We encourage our students to talk to an adult if they are worried or in difficulty, and all staff are trained in safeguarding.

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs K Richardson-Dunn –, (0191) 565 8904

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads – Mrs M Lanaghan,, Mrs F Collins – (0191) 565 8904

Director of Pupil Support – Mrs K Richardson-Dunn

Safeguarding Governor – Mrs Maureen Galbraith

Designated Teacher for Cared for and previously cared for children – Mrs K Richardson-Dunn

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2023-2024

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass Letter to Parent/Carer

County Lines Information for Parents and Carers

Safeguarding Video

Useful resources for Parents, Carers and Students:

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Our Wellbeing Team


Anna Freud

Coping with self harm – Charlie Waller

Mental health problems in young people – Charlie Waller

Charlie Waller

Looking back and planning ahead toolkit

Improving self esteem

Coping with exam pressure – a guide for students – GOV.UK (

What can schools do about examination and test anxiety – The Ofqual blog

How to talk to your students about exam anxiety – The Ofqual blog

Understanding test anxiety – The Ofqual blog

Access to Webinars for young people on managing well-being and anxiety


National Online Safety

UK Safer Internet Centre



Online Safety Tips for Parents of 11-13 year olds – Internet Matters

Online safety Guide 14+ years – Internet Matters

Digital Resilience Toolkit 11-13 years – Internet Matters

Digital Resilience Toolkit 14+ years – Internet Matters

Internet Matters




Anti-Bullying Network


Tackling Extremism

Educate Against Hate – Prevent Radicalisation & Extremism

Supporting your child’s mental health during the period of school closure

Top ten tips for coping with change for parents

“Signpost North East and North Cumbria!” is a collection of Wellbeing and Mental Health Resources and Services in our area

County Lines Parent and Carer Information

county lines parent and carer leaflet

Supporting Organisations

The Bread and Butter Thing

Schools Support Service

Our school is offering support sessions for parents and carers.

These are being delivered by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF), a leading mental health and wellbeing charity.

This is an individual 45-minute appointment via phone or video call with specialist staff from AFNCCF. 

The offer is one appointment with one optional follow up appointment.

You are welcome to use this session to bring worries and concerns about your young person and/or the parenting relationship.

The Centre will provide appointments as quickly as possible, and at a time convenient for you.

To book a consultation call please use the following link:

If you have any queries, please contact us at:


Parent and Carer Support sessions in conjunction with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families