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

Child Protection Policy

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