Xaverian College is committed to ensuring the safeguarding of all our staff and students, and as parents and carers of our students, we want to ensure you have access to the support and information you need. You are always welcome to come into College and speak to a member of our pastoral team about any concerns you may have. You can access further support or find out more information from local and national support agencies and charities who offer free and impartial advice on a range of issues. Please click on the links below to find out more about the services they offer.
Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. They are available to talk about anything, whether it’s something big or small, they have trained counsellors available to offer support. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.
Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. They want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.
When you’re experiencing a mental health problem, supportive and reliable information can change your life. Mind aims to empower people to understand their mental health and the choices available to them.
Brook operates a number of sexual health and wellbeing services across the UK. It is committed to supporting young people and the majority of services are for people aged under 25 years.
Drinkaware can help people learn about the impact of alcohol on themselves, family or friends. They offer a wealth of advice and information for anyone who needs help and support with alcohol-related issues.
The Freedom Charity exists to eradicate abusive practices against all people. It aims to support to victims of forced marriage and violence upon women thought to have brought dishonour on their family.
Shelter believes that having a home is a human right and it works toward ensuring that all people have the right to a safe home. It can offer help and support for a variety of issues related to housing and homelessness.
NSPCC is the UK’s leading children’s charity. They are available to talk to if there are concerns over the wellbeing of a young person. They provide therapeutic services to help children move on from abuse, as well as supporting parents and families in caring for their children.
This area of the NHS aims to support young people who care for someone in their family. It offers information on what this means, the choices and rights young carers have and the help and support available to them.
Refuge is the largest specialist domestic abuse organisation in the UK. They support thousands of survivors, helping them to overcome the physical, emotional, financial and logistical impacts of abuse and rebuild their lives.