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Priority 1: To safeguard young people we work with from actual and potential harm


If you are in an emergency and there is risk to life (that can be your own or another person’s), call 999.

Are you a young person in crisis?

Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. 

  • If you need urgent help, text YM to 85258.
  • All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.
  • Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.


You can also call Childline for free to speak to someone about what’s happening and how you’re feeling.

Find your local NHS urgent mental health helpline (England only) for 24-hour advice and support.

Are you an adult in crisis?

Samaritans have a free helpline you can call. It’s open 24 hours, 365 days of the year. They also offer email support.


YEA! Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Laura Hateley
Deputy Safeguarding Lead


If you are concerned about the safety and wellbeing of yourself or someone you know please use the form below to raise a Safeguarding Concern and a member of our safeguarding team will be in touch. If you feel there is an immediate risk to to life or safety of anyone please call 999.

    Priority 2: To prevent young people we work with from being drawn into terrorism and radicalisation

    Worried about a young person?

    If you’re worried about a young person, even if you’re unsure, contact the NSPCC helpline to speak to one of their counsellors. Call them on 0808 800 5000, email or fill in our online form.

    Spotting the signs of radicalisation

    Radicalisation can be really difficult to spot. Signs that may indicate a young person is being radicalised include:

      • isolating themselves from family and friends
      • talking as if from a scripted speech
      • unwillingness or inability to discuss their views
      • a sudden disrespectful attitude towards others
      • increased levels of anger
      • increased secretiveness, especially around internet use.

    Young people who are at risk of radicalisation may have low self-esteem, or be victims of bullying or discrimination. Extremists might target them and tell them they can be part of something special, later brainwashing them into cutting themselves off from their friends and family.

    However, these signs don’t necessarily mean a young person is being radicalised – it may be normal teenage behaviour or a sign that something else is wrong.

    Useful Links

    FREE Government Prevent Training

    Staffordshire Police Prevent

    West Midlands Police Prevent


    Priority 3: To support young people we work with to actively participate in decisions that affect their future

    Job Opportunities

    This section provides you with a list of useful sites where you can search and apply for jobs

    Apprenticeship Opportunities

    Listed below is a link to Apprenticeship Vacancies. This site allows you to view and apply for Apprenticeships across England. There is also a link to our own job page where you can find our Apprenticeship and employment vacancies.