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Safeguarding our Students during the Summer Holidays

Whilst the summer break means that school is closed until Monday 2 September (staff Inset day), during this period, if you have any urgent safeguarding matters, please contact Kerry Guppy on 01323 465438, via email at or For non-urgent enquiries or general information, we kindly ask for your patience until our return.

You may find the following Personal Wellbeing, Welfare and Safeguarding Contact information also useful:

  • CAMHS: 01323 446065
  • Childline: 0800 1111
  • Children's Legal Centre: 03003 305480
  • Citizens Advice Bureau : 03454 040606
  • Foodbank (Eastbourne): 01323 409925
  • NSPCC: 08448 921928
  • Police: 101 (Emergency 999)
  • Samaritans: 01323 735555
  • SPOA: 01323 464222
  • NHS: 111 (Emergency 999)
  • My Voice: Click here

Safeguarding at St Catherine’s College

"Pupils are happy and optimistic and pupils feel safe."

- Ofsted Inspection, November 2019

Here at St Catherine’s College we passionately believe in the right of every child to be able to lead a life where they can grow up to be healthy and thrive.   This aim is what drives the work we do and is a part of every decision that is made about our students.  We work hard to teach children how to keep themselves safe through our E-Safety, PSHE programmes and work within the curriculum, and will strive to teach them the skills and knowledge to develop a sense of responsibility and care for each other.

At St Catherine’s College we  work  alongside our students, their families and other agencies to help them see that, no matter how difficult their situation may be, we can help them to get through and will support them and their families every step of the way. 

We have a robust Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy in line with recent guidance and warmly invite parents to read the policy and contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead if they have any concerns or suggestions.

Further resources for parents and carers to assist in talking to your child about online sexual harassmentsexual abuse and
online sexual abuse may help you and your child.
If you have any concerns around "Harmful Sexual Behaviour" please click here

If you have any student concerns please  click here

Please complete this form if you are worried about yourself, a friend or someone else and would like help or support. When we receive this information we will look into the concerns and do our best to make sure that the right support is offered. You do not have to tell us who you are, but if you feel able to share that information, it will enable us to get back to you with any questions. We will also be able to update you, so you know we are working on trying to keep this child safe.

If we think a child could be at risk, we have a duty to share the information that you give us with other agencies, but we will respect your wishes about remaining anonymous.

This form will be sent to Kerry Guppy, the designated safeguarding lead at St Catherine's College via, or please call 01323 465400

‘It wasn’t until I started talking to someone at school that I got the help I really needed.  I knew that someone was there and wanted to help.’


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