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The Governors and school staff of Ringwood School place the utmost importance in ensuring the safety of all our students.

If you are concerned about yourself or a member of our school community, please get in touch so we can support you. You can Email us:

Call us: 01425 47500 (when you speak to reception, please ask to speak to a member of the safeguarding team)

Our safeguarding team are fully trained and experienced in dealing with a wide range of issues and challenges faced by young people and will actively support you to address any concerns.

Our safeguarding and child protection policies are updated annually in line with statutory government guidance and can be found by clicking here.

Staying Safe Online

Report harmful content online here:

SWGfL Report Harmful Content

The website ‘Think U Know’ provides a wealth of information and advice for parents and carers on how to support young people in staying safe online. Explore it here:

If you are concerned that a child is being groomed online or sexually exploited, you should report your concerns to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection). This can be done here:

We have also gathered a range of useful documents developed specifically for parents in relation to supporting young people at home with their use of technology. Click below for guidance for parents on:

As parents and carers, it is important to know as much as possible about the apps and websites our young people are using. The links below give advice and information about specific apps, websites and social media platforms and we will keep this list updated with new and popular sites as they appear:

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If you have any concerns over the safeguarding of any child within the local community please use any of the contact details below to report your concern:

  • Hampshire Children’s Services: 0300 555 1384
  • Hampshire Children’s Services Out of Hours: 0300 555 1373
  • Hampshire Police: 0845 045 4545
  • NSPCC Child Protection: 0808 800 5000
  • Childline: 0800 1111

In an emergency, please dial 999.

UK Safer Internet Centre: 0344 381 4772

As the only helpline in the UK solely dedicated to supporting the children’s workforce, we offer free and independent advice on any number of online safety issues, including:

Privacy, online reputation, gaming, grooming, cyberbullying, sexting, inappropriate behaviour on social media and more.

The helpline is available: Monday to Friday 10.00am until 4.00pm. All email enquiries will be responded to during our normal working hours.

Kooth well-being and support for young people

Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and well-being support designed specifically for young people. It offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours’ young people can message our team and get support by the next day.


No Limits and Hampshire Youth Access

Have developed a safe and secure counselling platform. They offer an online counselling service for young people aged between 14 and 17 (eve of their 18th birthday).

This is a self-referral service, all you need to do is register by going to Offering up to 6 sessions, same time each week with the same counsellor. You must be registered with a Hampshire GP to sign up. For more information please click here.

Talking About Alcohol:
A guide for parents and carers

Guidance for parents about how to talk to your children about drugs and alcohol: Drugs and Alcohol Guide

Concerned that your child is vaping or smoking? For information and advice on how to talk to your child about vaping or smoking, click here. This resource has been developed by Hampshire County Council as part of the ‘SmokeFreeMe’ toolkit.

Guidance for parents on how to choose a safe home tutor, instructor or coach: Home Tutor Safety Guide

Ringwood School are proud to be working with Hampshire Police on operation encompass to support young people who have been victims of domestic abuse. Operation Encompass Letter to Parents

Child Sexual Exploitation

You may have heard of the term ‘child sexual exploitation’ but what it is and what does it mean? Child sexual exploitation is a form of child abuse and it is illegal. For more information please click here.