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We want our school to be a happy place where pupils and staff feel valued, respected and part of a team. It is a school where we are proud to celebrate our differences. Pupils at Philips High want everyone to behave in a friendly and respectful way with not bullying, negativity towards others including no use of racist, sexist or homophobic language. We believe that everyone at Philips High is equal and should be treated equally.

Bullying can always be reported directly to any member of staff in school, parent or via the SHARP (School Help Advice Reporting Page System) system available on the school website: http://philips.thesharpsystem.com/

External Services Available

National Bullying Helpline: www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk  – Help and Advice for children and adults dealing with bullying at school (Helpline 0845 22 55 787 – Open Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm)

Kidscape: www.kidscape.org.uk – Practical strategies to prevent bullying

Child Exploitation: https://www.itsnotokay.co.uk/ – Think you or a friend might have been sexually exploited? Want some advice or someone to talk to? Worried about your child or a young person in your care? Report it to your local child sexual exploitation teams made up of specialists from the police, NHS, and social care. They can give you lots of help and advice if you’re worried about yourself or someone else. They can also provide information and support to parents.

St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC): www.stmaryscentre.org – provides a comprehensive forensic, counselling and aftercare service to men, women and children living in Greater Manchester who have experienced rape or sexual assault whether this happened recently or in the past. 24 helpline 0161 276 6515.

thinkuknow: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk – The new 11-18s website offers information and guidance which is appropriate and relevant to the experiences of young people aged 11-18. This website replaces our olds sites, previously separated into 11-13s and 14+. The website offers advice articles and signposts clear ways young people can access help and support across 7 key categories: Relationships, Socialising online, Nudes, Sex and sexual content online, Sexual abuse, Support and Online safety.