Student Welfare

At CHS we constantly strive to ensure our students are kept safe and secure and have been commended by Ofsted for our efforts. In November 2020, our Pastoral Team produced their first newsletter to keep Parents and Carers updated with relevant news and information (see downloads to the right of the page).

Student welfare documents relevant to Parents and Carers and a list of Emergency Helplines and other useful contact details can also be downloaded on the right and more specific information with regard to E-Safety can be found within our 'Supporting your Child's Learning' section of the website

Children’s Mental Health Week, held in February, is a national awareness campaign that highlights the challenges that children and young people across the UK have with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Looking after your mental health is more important than ever during the Covid pandemic and national lockdown. If you would like help to manage your own mental health, visit this link to find a variety of support and ideas:

Details of the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) out of hours advice line can also be found on the right. This is a free advice line, operated by trained professionals and open to everyone - children, young people, families and concerned professionals - outside of the usual business hours.

Kooth is a safe, confidential and anonymous mental health and emotional well being platform,  providing online mental health and wellbeing support to young people via any internet accessible device. Kooth provides an opportunity to interact in a supportive way with other young people as well as receive support from a qualified counsellor. To find out more, visit or see the download on the right of the page. As part of their work for 2021 Children's Mental Health Week, Kooth put together a video encouraging children and young people not to 'go it alone' when it comes to their mental health. You can view the video here until August 2021.

The Young Minds website is also a great source of inromation and advice for students.

SWaNS CIC offers a range of counselling services and have produced a number of useful information sheets:

Charity, We Are With You, has put together a 'Missing from Home' prevention pack for parents and carers, which has lots of useful ways that you can support your child, particularly during any further lockdowns. This can be viewed and downloaded to the right of the page. It has examples of questions to ask and behaviours to look out for, as well as conversation starters to find out what's really going on in your child's life. How to encourage them to come home on time, what to do if your child goes missing, and the specific risks during Covid-19. There are lots of useful pieces of information on who to contact and what you can do to support your child.

Information on the help and support available in Cheshire East for anyone affected by domestic abuse can also be found in the downloads on the right of the page. 

Please also refer to our 'Student Support and Guidance Section' for more details and individual student support contacts.