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Safeguarding at Challney Boys

11 July 2017

Information for pupils, parents and carers

CHSB is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and other adults who visit or work with us to share this commitment. If you have any safeguarding concerns please notify:

Miss Hussain | Assistant Head Teacher

Mr Smith | Assistant Head Teacher

Mrs Roast | Student Support

or the Head Teacher


Our Safeguarding Team


Our Safeguarding Policies & Documents

For all of our Safeguarding Policies, please view our 'policies' page.

For our Whistleblowing Policy, please view our 'policies' page.

Department for Education Keeping Children Safe in Education Pdf.

Department of Education Working Together to Safeguard Children Pdf.


Information for Visitors

Information for Visitors


Safeguarding Action and Procedure Flow Chart



Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Safeguarding Q&A


National Useful Websites:



www.ace-ed.org.uk (Advisory Centre for Education)

For information about Drug and Alcohol Services in Luton please go to www.lutondap.org

If you want to learn more about Child Sexual Exploitation www.paceuk.info/the-problem/keep-them-safe/

For guidance on how to keep your children safe on the internet go to www.saferinternet.org.uk


For more information on Neglect, please click on the NSPCC Report Links: http://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/research-reports/hurting-inside-helpline-childline-neglect.pdf





Useful Contacts: 

The following organisations offer support and information to parents and carers:

Family Lives (formerly Parentline Plus) helpline: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 9.00 pm, Saturday 9.30 am to 5.00 pm, Sunday 10.00 am to 3.00 pm). www.familylives.org.uk

Kidscape helpline for parents: 08451 205204 (10.00 am to 4.00 pm). www.kidscape.org.uk/cyberbullying

Anti Bullying Campaign advice line for parents and children: 020 7378 1446(9.30 am to 5.00 pm)

Children's Legal Centre (free legal advice on all aspects of the law affecting children and young people): 0845 120 2948

Phone 0800 1111

Phone 0808 8005000


LBC Rapid Intervention And Assessment Team (RIAT) Duty Desk - 01582 547653

Emergency Duty Team (out of hours) – 0300 3008123

Bedfordshire Police Specialist Public Protection enquiries – 01234 846960 (0700hrs to 1700hrs weekdays 0800 to 1600hrs weekends)

In an emergency – 999

The NSPCC Helpline has launched a mobile phone texting service which will allow members of the public to contact the Helpline by texting 88858.

For information about Drug and Alcohol Services in Luton please go to www.lutondap.org


Advocates and Independent Visitors Service

Support for children and young people

The Advocacy and Independent Visitors Service for Luton Borough Council is provided by the National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS).

NYAS is a children's rights organisation. Established over 35 years ago, it is now one of the largest children’s advocacy providers in England and Wales.

NYAS recruits advocates from a wide variety of backgrounds, including those with expertise of working with children and young people with disabilities, communication issues, and mental health problems.

All their Advocates and Independent Visitors are provided with training accredited to Level 3 through the OCN and are recruited by Safer Recruitment processes.

Who does NYAS support?

NYAS provides Independent Visitors and advocates for:

  • looked after children
  • care leavers
  • young people "in need".


Referrals can be made by children and young people themselves, carers or professionals.

NYAS asks that young people are aware of the referral and consent to it, and wherever possible, are encouraged to contact one of the advisors directly.

Advisors speak several languages, and also have access to Language Line support.


The helpline is open from 9am to 8pm from Monday to Friday, and from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays.

Freephone: 0808 808 1001
Email: help@nyas.net
Webchat/further information: www.nyas.net


Counselling service at Tokko Youth Space

Help with problems big and small

The counselling service at Tokko can help with a whole range of problems, including:

  • loss and bereavement
  • sexual identity
  • depression
  • eating disorders
  • bullying
  • anger
  • teenage pregnancy
  • unhappiness
  • self harm
  • anxiety

How does it work?

A counsellor will carry out an initial assessment to ensure this is the right service for the young person. If appropriate, they will signpost them to a more specialist service.

They can have up to six sessions of counselling, but they may be able to have more based on a clinical decision by the counsellor.

Who do they help?

Young people must be aged 10 to 21 and living in Luton.

Opening days and times

The service offers appointments between 4pm and 8pm.


Youth counselling service
Tokko Youth Space
Gordon Street


Young people can make an appointment online via the Luton Youth Service website or by calling Tokko Youth Space on 01582 544990.

This service is delivered by Relate Bedfordshire and Luton, and Sorted Counselling Service.