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Safeguarding and Internet Safety

Manchester Academy supports the campaign to end female genital mutilation

Please view this video called FGM, The Facts on NHS Choices

For more details, please visit thefollowing NHS website www.nhs.uk/fgm

The School Counselling Service is here to provide support for anything that may be troubling you at school or home


It’s normal to feel unhappy sometimes. But if you are stuck, often feeling stressed, angry or upset, do talk to an adult you trust – this may be your parent or carer, or a staff member. It can also be your school counsellor who has had training to help with improving well-being and who can keep what you say private. Please note that if you are in danger, the counsellor will focus on keeping you safe which may involve telling someone else in school or your parent/carer so that they can help. Your counsellor can link you up with counsellors from other agencies such as NHS Thrive in Education, CAMHS, 42nd Street and art therapy.

How to find us

The school counsellor is on C floor, next to the Safeguarding room.

You can leave a message in the post box outside the counselling room and then we will come to your classroom usually within a week to collect you to meet with us.

Parents or carers can also get in touch with us to request counselling on your behalf by calling 0161 232 1639.


Other organisations who can help


5 ways to look after your emotional well-being

Connect - Talk to someone and spend some quality time with family and friends.

Be active – Go running, jog on the spot, or do star jumps! Exercise improves mood.

Take notice – Use your eyes and ears to notice your surroundings including trees and plants.  This helps you take a break from being inside your head overthinking about problems.

Learn - Keep your mind focused on something useful or enjoyable. Join a new club from the list on the enrichment calendar!

Give – when you smile at someone, or help them, it’ll make you happy too.


Coping With Exams

Exams can be a worrying and stressful time but it is natural to feel worried at this time. All you can do is try your best and that is enough. Please click here to find out more. 

Online Safety: Video guides for the free ISP parental controls

The country's four leading Internet Service Providers (ISPs) BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media have each made short video clips outlining:

  • where you can find their free parental controls
  • what they do; and
  • how you set them up

These films have been made available on the UK Safer Internet Centre website, please see here - http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parental-controls

The ISPs have committed to keeping these films updated, so any new content will be published on this page as and when it becomes available.

Emotional Wellbeing and Safeguarding

 Safeguarding and Internet Safety


If you are worried about something or someone there are people at Manchester Academy who can help. Please see any of the safeguarding team. They are here to help.

Vice Principal Mr Horrigan is our Safeguarding Lead. He can be contacted by email here.

In addition, the Safeguarding Officer, Ms Walker can also make you an appointment with a young person counsellor. Please contact her directly by email here.

  • They will listen & give you space to talk
  • What you tell them stays with them!
  • Or you can come along to Brook in Manchester – 81 Lever St (just off Piccadilly) M1 1FL
  • Or ring 0161 237 3001 – or ask someone to call on your behalf


All staff share the responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.​ ​

If they are concerns that a child / young person is at risk of significant harm or is being abused, these concerns will be referred to the Children, Families and Social Care (CFSC).

Please view our latest Safeguarding Policy from our policies page, which explains all of the above in more detail. ​


Guides to Wellbeing and Safety

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