Information for Parents On Safeguarding

Keeping Your Child Safe in School

 

‘Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.’ (Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021)

 

Please access the school’s policies relating to safeguarding on the following page: Policies & GDPR

 

If you have serious concerns about a child:
• Staffordshire Children’s Advice and Support Service: 0300 111 8007
• Stoke On Trent Safeguarding: 01782 235100
• If a child is in immediate danger: 999

 


The school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead is:

 

Mrs Emma Moss
Assistant Headteacher

The Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is:

 

Mrs Sarah Marks
Safeguarding & Student Welfare Co-ordinator


 

Peer on Peer abuse information

Each fortnight we will produce a fact sheet about different forms of peer on peer abuse that will explain: What is it? What can we do about it?

You can access them here (this will be updated each fortnight):

 

What is Sexual Harassment?

 


Useful information for parents (and students) by topic

Sexual harassment and Sexual violence (Peer on Peer)

NSPCC :
Report Abuse in Education helpline: 0800 136 663
help@nspcc.org.uk

NSPCC – Sexual behaviour in children

NSPCC – Talking about difficult topics

 

Childline:

Childline – Sexual Harassment


Childnet:
Childnet – Online Sexual Harassment: Advice for Parents and Carers of 13-17 year olds
Childnet – Online Sexual Harassment
Childnet – Sexting
Childnet – Parental controls

 

Kidscape:
Kidscape – Sexual harassment in schools: what can parents or carers do?

 

Stop it Now:
Stop it Now!

 

Action for Children:
Action for Children – How can I talk to my child about sexual harassment?

 

Consent:
Tea Consent


Sexual Abuse and Child Sexual Exploitation

Catch 22:

Catch 22 – Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire CSE and Missing Service

NSPCC:
0808 800 5000 if you are worried about a child
 help@nspcc.org.uk
NSPCC

 

The Lucy Faithful Foundation:
The Lucy Faithful Foundation – Harmful Sexual Behaviour Prevention Toolkit

 

CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command:
CEOP

 

IWF:
You can anonymously and confidentially report:
Child sexual abuse content
Non-photographic child sexual abuse images
IWF

 

Pace:
Pace – Child sexual exploitation

 

Bullying (including cyberbullying, prejudice-based and discriminatory bullying)

Childnet:
Childnet – Online Bullying

 

Kidsscape:
Kidsscape – What is bullying?

 

UK Safer Internet Centre:
UK Safer Internet Centre

 

Anti-bullying Alliance:
Anti-bullying Alliance – Advice for parents

 

NSPCC:
NSPCC – Bullying and cyberbullying

 

Young Minds:
Young Minds – Coping with life

 

Mental Health

Young Minds:
Young Minds

 

MIND:
Mental health information and support
MIND

 

Samaritans:
116 123

 

Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide:
Papyrus

HOPELINEUK is a confidential support and advice service for children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide
0800 068 4141 / 07860 039967
pat@papyrus-uk.org

 

Domestic Abuse

New Era:
Free and confidential support to all those affected by domestic abuse
0300 303 3778

 

Staffordshire Women’s Aid:
Staffordshire Women’s Aid
0300 330 5959


Criminal Exploitation

National Crime Agency – County Lines:
National Crime Agency – County Lines


Child Criminal Exploitation: How do Gangs Recruit and Coerce Young People:
Child Criminal Exploitation – How do Gangs Recruit and Coerce Young People

 

Criminal Exploitation: Stages of Recruitment:
Criminal Exploitation: Stages of Recruitment


Slang Dictionary for Parents:
Slang Dictionary for Parents

 

Pace:
Pace – Criminal exploitation

 

Staffordshire Police:
Staffordshire Police – County lines


Online Safety

O2 – Technical support:
O2 – Keeping kids safe online

 

UK Safer Internet Centre:
UK Safer Internet Centre – Parents and Carers
UK Safer Internet Centre – Protecting young people from inappropriate online content

 

Think U know?
Think U know? – Parents

 

CEOP- Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command:
CEOP

 

NSPCC:
NSPCC – Keeping children safe online

 

Internet Matters:
Internet Matters

 

Radicalisation

Counter Terrorism Policing:
Counter Terrorism Policing

 

Educate Against Hate:
Educate Against Hate

 

NSPCC:
NSPCC – Protecting children from radicalisation

 

Bereavement support

The Dove Service:
The Dove Service

 

Child Bereavement UK:
Child Bereavement UK

 

General Parenting Advice

Family Lives:
Family Lives – Confidential helpline