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Brierley Forest

Primary and Nursery School

Safeguarding

Safeguarding

Guidance for Parents, Carers and Visitors

At Brierley Forest Primary & Nursery School we place the highest importance on safeguarding children.

We consider safeguarding to be everyone’s responsibility and we need the support of all staff, governors, parents, carers and visitors and the wider community.

Do not keep concerns to yourself, we would rather hear too many times than not at all and we are here to support every child.

If you have any concerns about the safety of our children, please inform us immediately by contacting the main school office and asking to speak to one of our designated safeguarding team.

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Miss Griffith, Head Teacher

Senior Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Pottinger, Family Support Manager

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Wallis, Deputy Head Teacher

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss Smedley, Assistant Head Teacher

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Wesley, SENDCO and Class Teacher

Designated Safeguarding Lead

 

If you have urgent concerns for a child, or suspect that a child has been abused in any way, or the school is closed you can also report a safeguarding concern to Nottinghamshire Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) ​by calling 0300 500 80 30. If you require an urgent response outside of working hours (08:30-17:00), contact the Emergency Duty Team (EDT) on 0300 456 4546. In an emergency call 999. https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/safeguarding/childrens-mash

Childline:

Childline can be contacted on 0800 1111 or online. Whatever your worry, they can support you.

https://www.childline.org.uk/

 

NSPCC:

Offers advice and help for parents and carers on a range of issues. NSPCC can be contacted on

0808 800 5000

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

 

Women's Aid:

Women's Aid provides help and support about domestic abuse against women and children.

Tel: 08457 023 478

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/

 

Change Grow Live (CGL):

CGL can offer advice about a range of issues such as alcohol, drugs, health and wellbeing and mental health. 

https://www.changegrowlive.org/

 

Kooth:  

Is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people aged 10 to 25, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free to access.

www.kooth.com

 

Young minds:

Advice and information about young people’s mental health including information on CAMHS and what the next steps to seeking support are.

www.youngminds.org.uk

 

Samaritans

24 hour confidential listening and support for anyone who needs it. (Adults included.) Phone 116 123 (24 hours) Information and support for mental health issues

Samaritans www.samaritans.org

 

Harmless:

provides a range of advice and support about self harm, people who self harm, their friends and families. Phone 0115 934 8445

www.harmless.org.uk

 

B-eat:

The UK's eating disorder charity. They have online support groups and a helpline for anyone under 18. Phone 0345 634 7650 (4pm – 10pm 365 days a year) Email fyp@b-eat.co.uk

www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

 

The Mix:

Information, support and listening on EVERYTHING for young people

Phone 0808 808 4994 (24 hours), get lots of support online

www.themix.org.uk

 

Frank

Confidential information and advice about drugs and substance abuse, whether it's for you or someone else. 0800 7766 00 (24 hours, won't show up on your phone bill)

www.talktofrank.com

 

Stonewall:

The UK charity for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies. They offer information, advice. Phone 08000 50 20 20

Nottingham LGBT switchboard

Nottingham chartity offering advice for LGBT and questioning, people, their friends & family. Phone line open 7-9.15pm Mon-Fri 0115 934 8485.

www.youngstonewall.org.uk

eSafety

 

At Brierley Forest Primary & Nursery School we are SMART online.

 

Safe - We know we have to keep our information safe when online.

 

Meet - We know not to meet someone online, even a friend of a friend, as it can be dangerous.

 

Accepting - We know to think carefully before be open something online.

 

Reliable - We know to compare information from different websites as not everything online can be entirely true.

 

Tell - We know to talk to adults we trust if we ever feel upset, worried or confused.

 

https://www.childnet.com/

 

Many sites have a minimum user age of 13, although some sites, such as LEGO Life and PopJam, are specifically designed for younger children. Further information on minimum user ages can be found at:

 

www.internetmatters.org/resources/what-age-can-my-child-start-social-networking/

 

Please see the guides below for more information regarding eSafety.

These guides are from InternetMatters and more information can be found online at https://www.internetmatters.org/

 

Further safeguarding information can be found in our Child Protection Policy. Please contact us if you have any questions about safeguarding. 

Keeping Our Children Safe - Useful Websites

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