This is a difficult time for everyone. But Being at home doesn’t mean you are isolated and there are people who can help.
Being at home can put extra pressure on families. If you have concerns about a child, please contact:
NSPCC - 0808 800 5000 or email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Line - 0800 1111
CEOP via their online site. (Anonymously)
The main thing is, if you have concerns about any child including those in your home, please consider the options above. We are all here to help!
It is also important to look after our own mental health during these strange times, should you feel in need you can contact The Mental Health Helpline on:
0300 790 0596
or explore the Mental Health Helpline for advice.
If you are worried a crime is happening now, call 999 now.
If it isn't an emergency, but you think the police should know about it call 101
or report it online.
Twitter - @DerPolContact
Facebook - @derbyshireconstabulary
If you would prefer not to contact the Police directly:
Crimestoppers – 0800555111 (anonymously)
Parents should be aware that the school will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be the subject of ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff and helpers will follow County Child Protection procedures and inform Social Care (formerly Social Services) of their concern.
Safer recruitment policies and procedures are followed and all staff are DBS checked.
We fully endorse the principles in “Every Child Matters” which are that every child has the right to:
Class teachers promote the welfare and share pastoral care of their children along with the Headteacher, other school staff and helpers, as well as outside agencies.
The person with overall responsibility for Child Protection/Safeguarding is the Headteacher - Mrs. A. Wain.
The Deputy Child Protection Officer is Mrs. D Hicklin.
The Safeguarding Governor is Helen Davies
It is important that we do our best to try and keep children safe online. The NSPCC has teamed up with various communication companies to tackle this issue. To check whether a site, game or other online media is suitable, please visit https://www.net-aware.org.uk/#
Protecting your child at home "Protect their Curiosity":
Internet Matters has launched a campaign urging parents to put parental controls on all internet-enabled devices to protect their children from harmful content. The safety group is back by the UK's largest broadband providers: BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media.
The link above gives you guidance of how to set parental controls on your devices and further information to help protect your child.
If you are worried a child is being bullied they can also get support here: