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TILA SAFEGUARDING POLICY AND PRACTICE DUE TO COVID-19

Parson Street Primary School is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted to our care.

 

Our school will support all children by:

  1. Promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school

  2. Encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness

  3. Effectively tackling bullying and harassment

  4. Promoting all aspects of the Equality Act 2010

 

We have an expectation that all staff and visitors to our school will behave in a way which ensures our children are safeguarded at all times. This expectation involves a duty for any safeguarding concerns to be reported.

 

If you are concerned about the welfare of any child or vulnerable adult then please discuss this with the DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD (DSL):

Camilla Buckle (Assistant Head Teacher): 0117 903 0226

 

or the Deputy DSLs:

 

Louise Hopcroft (Head Teacher): 0117 903 0235

Edward Huxley (Assistant Head Teacher): 0117 903 0226

Harriet Read (HLTA): 0117 903 0226

 

Our Safeguarding Governor is Sarah King.

 

If you think a child is in immediate danger then you should contact the police 999

or Bristol City Council First Response Team:

0117 903 6444 or Out of Hours 01454 615 165

 

If children are unhappy they can speak to

Childline 0800 1111

 

 

Everyone working with our children, their parents and carers should be aware

  • Their role is to listen and note carefully any observations which could indicate abuse.

  • They should not attempt to investigate once the initial concern is raised

  • They should involve the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) immediately

  • If the DSL is not available the Head or the Deputy DSL should be contacted.

  • Disclosures of abuse or harm from children may be made at any time.

  • If there are any concerns about a member of staff, this must be shared with the Head Teacher and not the DSL.

     

If anything worries you or concerns you, away.

 

“Parson Street Primary School is committed to ensuring equality for all regardless of any differences including age, disabilities, gender, race, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation.”

Who do I contact if I am concerned about a child?

Our Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs)

Ms C Buckle - Assistant Head Teacher
Ms L Hopcroft - Head Teacher
Mr E Huxley- Assistant Head Teacher
Ms H Read - Assistant DSL and HLTA
SAFEGUARDING ADVICE & SUPPORT

EQUALITY FOR ALL - Love Has No Labels

NSPCC 'PANTS' - Guide for Parents

Understanding Child Sexual Exploitation - A guide for parents/carers

Keeping children safe outside of school - A guide for parents

Support available for victims of domestic/ sexual abuse

Do you feel worthless?  Do you feel isolated?  Does it feel like your life isn’t your own?  Does someone else have control of you, your finances or your life?  Do you worry about being at home with that person or do they question your every movement while you’ve been away?  Has the lockdown situation made life more difficult because you don’t get a moment to yourself?

Domestic Abuse doesn’t have to be violent.

If you feel like you would like to talk to someone in strictest confidence please contact the domestic abuse advisor, Sarah Johnson on 07834126878 or email her at sarah.johnson@bristol.gov.uk

 

Locally:

 

Next Link are continuing to accept referrals and provide telephone support. Next Link domestic abuse telephone help lines are open 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday 0117 925 0680  outside of these times an out of hours service is operated. Details of live chat and other services available on the website https://nextlinkhousing.co.uk/

 

Victim Support: Telephone helpline T 0300 3031972 or T 07432 504692 Available Mon, Wed and Fri 09.30-17.30 and Tues and Thurs 11.00am-19.00. The national helpline is open 24/7 T 0808 1689111. Support for male victims is available from Victim Support: T 07432 504692 or email: bristolmens.dasupport@victimsupport

 

SARSAS helpline for victims of sexual abuse is open see  https://www.sarsas.org.uk/helpline/ for details

 

Woman Kind provide a telephone listening support service call T 0117 9166461 or T 0345 4582914. You can email them on info@womankindbristol.org.uk

 

The Bridge (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) For victims of rape, sexual assault or sexual abuse. Telephone anytime: T 0117 3426999. The website which is available in a number of different languages is www.thebridgecanhelp.org.uk. 

 

Nationally:

 

National Domestic Abuse helpline phone number 0800 2000247 and website https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk

 

Mankind 01823 334244 National helpline for male victims

 

NSPCC provide a 24/7 helpline for children who are experiencing domestic abuse at home and want to talk confidentially. Telephone  T 0808 800 5000

 

The Hideout is a Women’s Aid online resource for children and young people providing information, support and an email service via the website:  www.thehideout.org.uk

 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* (LGBT) Domestic Violence Helpline 0800 999 5428 see https://www.brokenrainbow.org.uk/ for further details

Support available for victims of domestic/ sexual abuse

 

 

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