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 M Lanaghan

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs F Collins

Director of Pupil Support – Mrs K Richardson-Dunn

BCCET Safeguarding and child protection policy 2021-2022

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass Letter to Parent/Carer

Northumbria Police MDMA Info Leaflet For Children and Young People Oct 2020

County Lines Information for Parents and Carers

Useful resources for Parents, Carers and Students:

Mental Health and Wellbeing


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


E-Safety Guidelines Policy

Bring Your Own Device Policy

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 Policy


Anti-Bullying Network


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

Parent Booklet Covid

Happiness Calendar

Top ten tips for coping with change for parents

Secondary wellbeing challenge pack 2020

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

Support Groups for Parents/Carers January – February 2022

Parent/carer group sessions and webinars taking place this half term (January and February 2022) with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

There will be 6 parent/carer groups running with introduction meetings being held the w/c 17th January.

Please note that, following feedback, they are offering for the first time a Dad/male carer group. The structure of the group is the same as the one for all parents/carers, but will aim to also think about the specific challenges faced by Dads and male carers of adolescents.

This is a link to a short video outlining further information about the groups:

There are 5 webinars running with the following topics:

  • Building resilience, staying connected and nurturing your relationship with your teen
  • Weathering the storms of strong teen emotions: do’s, don’ts and when to consider talking to someone
  • Adolescent self–harm: how to make sense of it and when to seek support
  • Managing teen behaviour that challenges: tips and tricks
  • Anxiety in adolescence: how can parents help?

Should you require any further information do not hesitate to contact Mrs Lanaghan (Deputy Head).

Schools Support Service Dads and male carers group – Jan 2022

Schools Support Service Parent and Carer groups – Jan 2022

Schools Support Service Webinars for Parents and Carers – Jan 2022

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

Relevant Policies