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Ask Norman
Around 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem at some stage, yet the shame and silence can be as bad as the mental health problem itself. Ask Normen is here to guide you and work with you to get help from your GP, School Nurse, or mental health services in Northamptonshire. They ensure young minds are supported and empowered whatever their challenges.

Barnardo’s exists solely to protect and support the UK’s most vulnerable young people. Barnardo's help bring out the best in young people – no matter who they are or what they have been through. Barnardo's does this by providing services across the country that specialise in areas such as helping young carers, protecting against child abuse and supporting young people leaving care.

Beat is the leading UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families. It provides helplines for adults and young people, online support and a UK-wide network of self-help groups. Beat provides information and support through Helplines which people can call, text or email; online support including informationmessage boards and online support groups; and Helpfinder, an online directory of support services.

CEOP helps keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. CEOP are here to help and give you advice, and you can make a report directly to them if something has happened to your child online which has made either you or your child feel unsafe, scared or worried. This might be from someone they know in real life, or someone they have only ever met online.

Childline offer support, whatever's on your mind. They will help guide you to make decisions that are right for you. They have tips and techniques, ideas and inspiration and can help you feel more in control. 

Childnet International
Childnet are a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. Childnet work directly with children and young people from the ages of 3 to 18, as well as parents, carers, teachers and professionals, finding out about their real experiences online, and the positive things they are doing as well as sharing safety advice.

Cyber Aware
Cyber Aware (formerly Cyber Streetwise) aims to drive behaviour change amongst small businesses and individuals, so that they adopt simple secure online behaviours to help protect themselves from cyber criminals. 

Get Safe Online
Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety. Their website is a unique resource providing practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobiles device against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online. 

Gifted Geek
A guide to Internet safety for non-techy parents who are concerned about how to keep their kids safe when online.


Internet Matters
Internet Matters is a non-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world.

(ISC)2 The World’s Leading Cybersecurity and IT Security Professional Organisation.

Whether you’re living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, Mind gives you access to the right information - about a condition, treatment options, or practical issues.

Northamptonshire Safeguarding Children Board
The safeguarding board provide information and advice about keeping children safe in Northamptonshire.

National Self Harm Network
National Self Harm Network provides a forum 24-7 to support individuals who self harm to reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life. The forum also support and provide information for family and carers of individuals who self harm.

1 in 5 children in the UK have suffered abuse or neglect. The NSPCC work to protect children today and prevent abuse from happening tomorrow.

Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you.

Schools Out UK
Schools Out UK aim to make our schools safe and inclusive for everyone. They provide both a formal and informal support network for all people who want to raise the issue of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and heterosexism in education.

Service Six
Service Six provide a wide variety of free services for children, young people, adults, families and communities. 

Stonewall support those who can’t yet be themselves. They provide a support service to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people know they're not alone.

The Mix
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. They will help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to them via online, social or their free, confidential helpline.

Thinkuknow is the education programme from CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. They have multiple age specific websites to give you advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer.

UK Safer Internet Centre
UK Safer Internet Centre provides online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.

Safer Schools Partnership - working with outside organisations to ensure our students safety

The Academy is part of the Safer Schools Partnership - a Northants Police led affiliation which focuses on supporting young people.

As part of this partnership the Academy has close links with the police, the local authorities and agencies to make sure that our students remain safe.

Being a member of the Safer Schools Partnership also means that the Academy has its own designated Police Community Support Officer who devotes his time and expertise to supporting relationships between our students, the Academy and the wider community.

Corby Business Academy has also worked in partnership with Northants Police to introduce the Sharp system - a website where students can report anonymously any concerns they may have either in school or their local community. The programme - which has been used successfully in other parts of the country -  also allows CBA to monitor the issues being raised and address them with specially-designed activities and talks.