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St Giles' Catholic Primary School

Part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Grow in Faith and Love

"In knowing Jesus, we seek to fulfil our God-given potential. We value every person as we look beyond ourselves in a spirit of charity, forgiveness and honesty"

Safeguarding

If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact a member of our Safeguarding Team in person or via the school office: 01538 753220

 

St Giles' Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs C Wilkin

Vice Principal

                                                                                           

St Giles' Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads    

                                                   

  Mrs G Wretham                                             Miss E Goodstadt

       Principal                                                       Senior Leader

 

COVID-19 school closure arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection at St Giles'

Keeping Children Safe is Everyone's Responsibility

 

Most children enjoy generally safe and happy childhood experiences within their own family but unfortunately for some, this is not the case.

 

We all have a duty to protect children and this page will help you to access support if you are concerned that a child or young person is at risk of harm.

Worries You May Have About A Child

Worries You May Have About A Child 1

Who can help?

 

Reporting a Concern

We all have a duty to protect children and young people from harm. If you have any concerns about a child or young person it is always best to share them.

 

If you think a child is in immediate danger, contact the police on 999.

 

Staffordshire Police:
Telephone: 101 and ask for M.A.S.H. (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub)
Outside of MASH hours, report to the Area Communications Room

In an emergency always call 999

 

If a child is not in immediate danger but at risk of harm,

contact Staffordshire County Council's First Response Service. 

 

Staffordshire County Council's First Response Service:

Phone: 0800 1313 126

Open: Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm and Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
 
Emergency Duty Service:

(Out of Hours Service)
Telephone: 0345 604 2886

Mobile: 07815 492613

 

What will happen next?

Social workers will follow up every report where they believe a child may be at risk of harm. They will talk to other people who know the child and may be able to provide a clearer picture. This includes teachers, health visitors and members of the child's family.

After this several things could happen:

  • No further action will be taken
  • Help and support will be offered to the family
  • An investigation will take place

 

Further Advice

The NSPCC is a registered charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK. On their website you can find advice on how you can keep children safe, where to go for help, and the latest news stories relating to child safety.

 

Online Safety

The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe? Take a look at our online safety page or below are links to further information regarding E-Safety that can help you stay safe online:

E-Safety Introduction

E-Safety Links

E-Bullying

Staying Safe Online

E-Safety & Safeguarding Advice

 

Helplines, APPs and Websites to support parents

 

Support Service

Phone

 

Website

Online chat

NetAware

Parents’ guide to apps/games/ social media sites to help keep children safe

 

 

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

 

Shout

Crisis text messenger service

 

 

Text 85258

24/7

Free on most networks

 

https://www.giveusashout.org/get-help/

 

IMAlive

Online crisis messenger service

(based in US)

24/7

 

https://www.imalive.org/

Yes

Frank

Honest information and advice about drugs and alcohol

 

 

0300 1236600

Text 82111

confidential

24/7

 

https://www.talktofrank.com/

 

Drinkline

Confidential information and advice for you or someone you are worried about

0300 123 1110

Weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm

free

 

 

 

CEOP

Reporting online sexual abuse or content

 

 

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

 

Samaritans

Free confidential support line for people who are feeling desperate

116 123

 

https://www.samaritans.org/

 

Pace

Telephone support and secure online forum for parents of exploited children

0113 240 5226

Office hours

£

 

https://paceuk.info/for-parents/

  

SelfHarm UK

Support with self-harm issues

X

 

www.selfharm.co.uk

 

Money Advice Service

Financial help and information

0800 138 7777

Free

 

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en

 

Step Change

Debt support charity

 

 

https://www.stepchange.org/debt-info/emergency-funding.aspx

Yes

Refuge

Domestic abuse helpline and online support and information

0808 2000 247

Free

24/7

 

https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

 

Young Minds

Support for parents when young people suffer poor mental health

Crisis text messenger
85258
free
24/7

 

https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-survival-guide/

 

www.youngminds.org.uk

 

Recovery

Support for drug and alcohol addiction

 

0203 553 0324

Free callback available

24/7

 

https://www.recovery.org.uk/

Yes

Adfam

Support for families affected by drugs and alcohol

 

 

https://adfam.org.uk/

 

Stop Breathe Think

Free Mindfulness app

(pay version also available)

 

 

https://www.stopbreathethink.com/

 

101

Non-emergency Police number.

For emergencies

DIAL 999

101

 

15p per call

 

 

 

111

Non- emergency health advice.

For emergencies

DIAL 999.

111

Call if you are seriously worried about symptoms

24/7

free

 

https://111.nhs.uk/

 

Use website if your enquiry isn’t serious

 

Stoke-on-Trent Children’s Social Care

01782 235100

 

 

 

Staffordshire Children’s Social Care

0800 1313 126

 

 

 

Phoenix

Free resources for children and young people during COVID-19 restrictions

 

 

https://www.phoenixgrouphq.com/covid-19

 

Childline
Free, confidential service where you can talk about anything you want

0800 1111
free
24/7
  www.childline.org.uk Yes
The Mix
Info and support for the under 25s for all kinds of issues
0808 8084994
free
not 24/7

 
  www.themix.org.uk Yes 4-11pm
Runaway Helpline
Support when you have gone missing

 
116000
free
confidential
24/7
  www.missingpeople.org.uk/how-we-can-help/young-people/646-saysomething.html  
Kooth
Free, anonymous online counselling and support for young people
   

www.kooth.com

 

Mon – Fri 12pm – 10pm
Sat – Sun 6pm – 10pm

 
Help at Hand
Support, advice and info for young people in care
0800 528 0731
free
not 24/7
  www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/help-at-hand  
stopitnow!
Help if you are
worried about your online behaviour or someone else’s
0800 1111
free
24/7
  www.childline.org.uk  
The Mix
Info and support for the under 25s for all kinds of issues


 
0808 1000 900
free
confidential
weekdays 9am-9pm
  www.stopitnow.org.uk  
B-eat
Support with eating disorders


 
0808 801 0711
or
0808 801 0677
free
confidential
not 24/7
  www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk Yes
Brook
Sexual health advice for under 25s


 
    www.brook.org.uk  
Children’s Society
Support with various mental health and emotional issues for 13-17s
    www.childrenssociety.org.uk/mental-health-advice-for-children-and-young-people/the-advice-resource-vault/advice-for-children-age-13-17  
SelfHarm UK
Support with self harm

 
    www.selfharm.co.uk  
Shout
Crisis text messenger service
(any age)


 
Text 85258
24/7
  https://www.giveusashout.org/get-help/  

Calm Harm

Free app to help
manage self-harm urges

    https://calmharm.co.uk/  
The Hideout
Domestic Abuse
website for young
    http://thehideout.org.uk/  

MeeTwo
Free mental health support app for young people to talk to experts or people with similar issues

    https://www.meetwo.co.uk/
anonymous posts in the app allow chat with other people
(posts moderated in advance)
Yes
Fearless
Information and advice about youth crime.100% anonymous crime reporting
    https://www.fearless.org/en  

 

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