Safety & Wellbeing
Looe Community Academy believe in providing every child with the opportunity to experience a world class education both academically, physically, emotionally and socially. We believe by diligently identifying the barriers to learning, providing a personalised support plan that considers the whole child and providing the necessary support for children to achieve, develop and to be the best they can be.
We are committed to ensuring that our school develops a Trauma and Mental Health Informed Approach to help us to create positive students who show good mental health and resilience, enabling them to fully engage in life and learning. Research suggests that there is huge impact of Childhood Adversity on the long term mental and physical health of young people.
It is evident that if a child has access to protective factors such as:
- When a child’s teacher, youth leaders or other adults outside the family are there to support a child
- When a child has felt bad, a child can almost always find someone who they can trust to talk to
- There are people in a child’s life that they can count on
- SOMEONE IN MY CHILDHOOD BELIEVED IN ME
All can help interrupt the progression from early adversity to mental ill-health and early death. It is our aim to maximise the protective factors of school by creating an environment of safety that has strong, positive and supportive relationships at its heart.
The IHC is a safe place for students to be able to come and find support. The centre values the TIS core components which are used across the Academy:
The IHC is also the base for our Student Support Advocate who works coherently with over twenty external services, through referrals, to ensure that students receive the right level of support.
Youth Worker drop-ins are available to all young people during lunchtime Wednesdays and for parents/carers and their children between 2.10-3.10pm on a Wednesday.
We offer Parenting Courses promoted on our Facebook page and offer regular parent/carer drop-ins for SEND conversations or advice about school attendance and engagement with learning every Monday from 2.15-4.30pm.
For further information please contact Mrs Jackman, Deputy Headteacher
Below are a list of organisations that can provide additional support and information to students...
ChatHealth - an easy way for young people and parents / carers to contact Health Visitors and School Nurses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
There are three advice lines as follows:
Users can send a message, anonymously if they wish, to Health Visiting and School Nursing to get confidential help and advice about a range of health concerns
For more info visit: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/chathealth
We are a Cornish charity supporting bereaved children, young people, parents and carers throughout the county. We offer children and young people the chance to meet others and share their experiences, as well as practical resources for children and parents.
YZUP offers support, information and advice to young people under the age of 18 about drugs and alcohol. They can also give advice to people concerned about young people’s drug and alcohol use.
From a brief chat over the phone to long term support, Yzup has experienced and qualified workers available weekdays 9 - 5
Call our confidential Free help line 0800 1693787
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Free and confidential sexual health advice and contraception to young people.
Ask Brook 0808 802 1234
Need to talk?
Contact ChildLine anytime - calls are free and confidential
You can talk to us about anything:
Kernow Young Carers is committed to working with children and young people to make the caring role a more positive experience by offering support, information and guidance, activities and trips, short breaks, school groups, training and educational sessions and local young carers forums.