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Safegarding Team

Jeanetta Liburd
Vice Principal/DSL Lead
Alex Hughes
Principal/Deputy DSL
Marie O'Toole
Assistant Principal/Deputy DSL
Jemma Halligan
Safeguarding Officers/Deputy DSL
Janaki Shah
Safeguarding Officers/Deputy DSL

Deputy DSL Marie O’Toole,  Alex Hughes, Jemma Halligan, Janaki Shah
Lead Governor for Safeguarding Len Harvey

Keeping your child safe online

 https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

 

We’ve all been through a tough time with Covid-19 and lockdown.  Here are some services who may be able to offer support, which might make life a little bit easier…

 

  1. Online parenting course. We’ve pre-paid for every parent in Birmingham to access a parenting course. Just enter the access code “COMMUNITY” at the top of the page to claim. There are courses for parents, carers and grandparents of children from bump to 19. Learn about how your child develops, and get tips to manage their behaviour.
  2. Mental health support. In these difficult times we have to look after our mental health. For young people aged 11-25 there are forums, guides and counselling available at Kooth. If your child 0-25 needs support, get in touch with Pause by calling 0207 841 4470 or email. Adults can get support from MIND by calling 0121 262 3555. Or for urgent help call Forward Thinking Birmingham on 0300 300 0099.
  3. Financial help. If you’ve lost your job, or are struggling for food or rent there are services that can help. Local welfare provision can make a big difference if you are in a crisis and need food, fuel or basic white goods. Discretionary Housing Payments may be able to help with rent. And there are food banks across Birmingham that are here to help.
  4. Domestic abuse. For women and children affected by domestic abuse please see guidance or confidentially contact Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid. For Men, please contact Respect.
  5. Problems with drugs or alcohol. A new, discrete app called Staying Free is available on Android or Apple. Use the code “birmingham11” for pre-paid access. To speak to someone call Change Grow Live.
  6. Bereavement support. It’s a terrible time to lose a loved one — you can get help by calling 0121 687 8010 or from Cruse.
  7. Early help for families. If anyone in your family needs more help, from public services or community groups, then please contact our voluntary sector local leads. We have ten areas which can connect you to support across the city.

If you are worried about a child, please call Birmingham’s Children’s Advice and Support Service on 0121 303 1888. In an emergency, including child abuse, contact the Police on 999. You can also chat to the Police.

BBC Newsround
Advice if you’re upset by the news
ParentInfo.org
The cyberbullying craze, ‘roasting’ is having a profound effect on its victims. Linda James MBE, founder of anti-bullying charity Bullies Out, gives advice on how parents can deal with it
NSPCC – Supporting children worried about terrorism
Advice can help parents talk to their children worried about recent events
NSPCC – Online Safety
NSPCC have teamed up with O2 to help you keep children safe when they’re using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.
Winston’s Wish
Responding to children and young people affected by the media coverage of the incident in Manchester
Educate against hate
Practical advice and information on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation
Disrespect Nobody – Relationship abuse
Abuse in relationships can happen to anyone. It’s not normal, it’s never OK and definitely not part of a healthy relationship
Disrespect Nobody – Sexting
Sexting is when someone sends or receives a sexually explicit text, image or video.
Think you know – Concerned about your child?
If you’re concerned about your child and need information or further help and support, you’re in the right place.
Think you know – Age 5 – 7
This website to helps you go on the internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if you are worried.
Think you know – Age 8 – 10
Think you know have created this area for you to show you what we think is good, look at what’s not and show you ways you can get yourself out of bad situations.
Think you know – Age 11 – 13
Let’s keep the internet fun. Get advice about keeping you and your friends safe.
Think you know – 14 Plus
Advice about sex, relationships and the Internet for over 14’s.
Think you know – Parents
Before doing anything, take a deep breath and try to remain calm. There’s lots of information and advice on this site to help you keep your child safe and access support.
CEOPS You Tube Channel
Videos covering a wide range of topics
CEOPS – Consequences: CEOP Centre film
This is an assembly from CEOPs Thinkuknow education programme that enables young people to recognise what constitutes personal information.
CEOPS – Exposed: CEOP Centre film
This 10 minute drama has been designed for 14 to 18 year olds. ‘Exposed’ deals with the subjects of sexting and cyberbullying, issues that teenagers commonly face.
CEOPS – Clare thought she knew: CEOP Centre film
Think you know who you’re talking to online?
See me, hear me! – Child Sexual Explotation
CSE can happen in many ways, young people may believe they are in a relationships, be invited to parties or be given alcohol and drugs by people they believe to be friends.
Students Against Depression
Are you or someone you care about feeling persistently sad, low, anxious or empty? Depression is more common than you might think – 1 in 10 people will experience depression and/or anxiety in any one year.

Gov.uk – Mental health and behaviour in schools
How to identify and support pupils whose behaviour suggests they may have unmet mental health needs.
Gov.uk – Missing children and adults
The Missing Children and Adults strategy focuses on vulnerable people who go missing within England and Wales.
Gov.uk – private fostering
Statutory guidance for local authorities on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of privately fostered children.
Gov.uk – preventing radicalisation
Prevent duty guidance for Scotland and England and Wales.
Gov.uk – Safeguarding children who may have been trafficked
Departmental advice to help agencies and their staff safeguard and promote the welfare of children who may have been trafficked.
Gov.uk – Preventing bullying
Guidance for schools on preventing and responding to bullying.
Gov.uk – Children missing education
Statutory guidance for local authorities and advice for other groups on helping children who are missing education get back into it.
Gov.uk – Children who run away or go missing from home or care
Statutory guidance for local authorities and their partners to stop children going missing and to protect those who do.
Gov.uk – What to do if you suspect a child is being sexually exploited
Departmental advice on the national action plan for tackling child sexual exploitation.
Gov.uk – Domestic violence and abuse
Find out about domestic violence and abuse, coercive control, disclosure scheme, protection notices, domestic homicide reviews and advisers.
Gov.uk – Drugs: advice for schools
Guidance for school leaders and staff on managing drugs, drug-related incidents within schools and pastoral support for pupils.
Gov.uk – Safeguarding children in whom illness is fabricated or induced
Statutory guidance on protecting children where carers or parents fabricate or induce illness in a child.
Gov.uk – Child abuse linked to faith or belief
Information for those who work with children on a plan to help prevent child abuse arising from religion or superstition.
Gov.uk – Multi-agency statutory guidance on FGM
Multi-agency guidelines on FGM for those with statutory duties to safeguard children and vulnerable adults.
Gov.uk – Forced marriage
Information and practice guidelines for professionals protecting, advising and supporting victims.
Gov.uk – Advice to schools and colleges on gangs and youth violence
Advice is for leaders, their senior teams and staff in schools or colleges affected by gang or youth violence.
Gov.uk – Violence against women and girls
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) are serious crimes. These crimes have a huge impact on our economy, health services, and the criminal justice system.
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